Let me introduce you to a new book that slipped in through the letterbox recently. It’s small but mighty!
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If you’re looking for the most intriguing read of the year then it’s right here.
Not only intriguing but eerily, kooky yet warm and gentle in the most disarmingly alarming way.
I don’t want to give away much about the book as it’s certainly one you need to read for yourself. It’s a swift read 5-10 minutes but it’s a book that remains in your mind so long after. You instantly want to re-read it and each time you do your mind takes you to a slightly different place. The Skull is a book with very few answers but leaves you with so many questions.
The Skull Synopsis
Although the guide age is around 6+ it’s a text that I think some children that age may not truly appreciate. Floss is quite a sensitive soul and I think it’s one I’ll save until she’s a little older. It would be a super book for upper KS2 to explore. As I mentioned, all of the unanswered questions it leaves you with would be an ideal creative writing text to unpick.
I thoroughly enjoyed Esther’s review of this book and her thoughts on suitability also. She has some great ideas on how to use this book in the classroom as well.
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The Skull is a book that will haunt my thoughts for years to come I’m sure. It’s a must read (but I’d advise reading first and deciding when is the right time to introduce to your children).