Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley
  

Cleversticks

Written by Bernard Ashley
Illustrated by Derek Brazell

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Synopsis

Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley

Ling Sung doesn't like school. The other children can do things that he can't. But Ling Sung soon finds out that there is something very special that only he can do...Terry can tie up his shoes - Ling Sung can't. Manjit can write her name but Ling Sung's letters go all wrong and Sharon can button up her coat perfectly. Ling Sung doesn't want to go back to school every again. But the next day at biscuit time Ling Sung does something amazing...He uses two paintbrushes as chopsticks to pick up the biscuits. This is something that no-one else can do, not even the teachers, and Ling Sung feels very special indeed!

Reviews

Ashley's point, that all children are good at something, is well made and should be reassuring to young listeners. Brazell's colorful mixed-media illustrations reflect an urban environment with a fully international cast of characters. A good choice for children just starting school--appropriate for classroom story hours or for parent/child sharing. -- Booklist.

About the Author

Bernard Ashley

Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has recently been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester. During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with thirty years of headships in the last three. His debut novel The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the Other Award, the alternative to the Carnegie Medal, and several of his other titles have been highly commended by the Carnegie Medal panel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Bernard Ashley
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Author's Website

www.bashley.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

3rd November 1993

ISBN

9780006638551


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