The Magic Egg: Band 2a/Red by Vivian French, Karen Donnelly


The Magic Egg: Band 2a/Red by Vivian French, Karen Donnelly

When a hungry boy wishes for an egg he gets a surprise - a magic egg that makes everything he wishes for come true with hilarious consequences. But in the end does he ever really get what he wants? This traditional tale is beautifully illustrated by Karen Donnelly to set the scene and encourage discussion. * Red A/Band 2A books offer predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. * Text type: A story with predictable structure and patterned language. * A circular story map on pages 14-15 shows the boys journey and the consequence of each of his wishes, providing a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

About the Author

Vivian French worked in children's theatre for ten years before she established herself as a storyteller. In 1988 she began to write for children and has had over 40 books published since them, including her Morris books and two Sleepovers, and the 3rd Century story in Centuries of Stories for Collins. She has travelled from Orkney to Oklahoma talking about children's books; is a visiting lecturer at the University of the West of England and reviews for the Guardian.

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16 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

4th June 2012



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