Villie Karabatziaâ€™s illustrations are fun and colourful. There are so many humorous touches in the pictures â€“ the octopus on the whaleâ€™s head, the way that Dora and Arnold transport himÂ to school, the whale being noisy and the final illustration which leads the story to a smelly conclusion which my daughterÂ found very funny!
This is a funÂ story to read ifÂ you are looking for a humorous and lighthearted way to talk to your child about their first day at preschool, nursery or school. It can be used in a reception classroom to stimulate discussions with children about their feelings about their first day and making friends but it could also be used with older children to help them talk about how they feel about and deal with new situations.
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