Muck it Up: Band 02a/Red a by Jane Clarke


Muck it Up: Band 02a/Red a by Jane Clarke

The two frogs, Plip and Plop, love to play in and around the pond. When they muck up the pond and reeds, they decide to clean it up. But Duck has other ideas. * Red / Band 2A - A simple story with a familiar setting * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are u, p, o and m. Other phonemes practised are s, a, t, i, c (ck), e, r, d, g, u and l. * The final spread shows a story map which allows children to recap the story. * Jane Clarke also wrote Blue 4 Mole and the New Hole * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

About the Author

Jane Clarke

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I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

1st September 2006



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