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Stanley library
Stanley, Co Durham
Group status: We have read and examined the illustrations in the following books: The Journey, The Wolves of Currumpaw, Tidy, There is a Tribe of Kids and The Marvels.



We are a group of 5 Key Stage 2 children from St Joseph's R C Primary School, Stanley. We are avid readers and have chosen to participate in the Greenaway shadowing exercise once a week, on a Friday at our local library. Our school is currently working towards gaining the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting award. As part of this process we are working on art projects which link to the rights of the child. By participating in the shadowing scheme, we can use the shortlisted picture books to explore human rights issues.

Rocky

The Journey by Rocky L
The story is told from a child's point of view. The illustrations are simply drawn and show us how their family are caught up in a war which takes th . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Rocky L
Lovely illustrations throughout the book. Whilst it is aimed at younger children, as we enjoyed it so much, we believe it will appeal to all ages. We . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Rocky E
The front cover is amazing and because of this we all said we would read this book. The Illustrations are really interesting as the animals are drawn . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Rocky C
The front cover is very colourful and detailed. Some illustrations made us laugh like where Dudley is standing holding an ice cream and on the opposit . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Rocky L
We liked this book because it has a lovely front cover which looks interesting. Our favourite illustrations are those of a camouflaged elephant and a . . .
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The Marvels by Rocky C
The illustrations are fantastic because there is so much detail. We really liked the facial close ups and the images of the angel and the dog. It was . . .
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Tidy by Rocky S
The illustrations at the beginning and end of this book are very colourful. We particularly like the way the leaves change colour as the seasons chang . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Rocky L
Throughout the book, on the title pages, we see miniature wolves’ heads. This is a nice touch and constantly reminds us that is it the wolves the st . . .
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Tanfield School
Stanley, Co Durham
South Moor Library
Stanley,
NDAllstars
Stanley,
North Durham Academy
Stanley, Co. Durham
What was the saddest part in "The Journey"?

That the dad died.
2% (1 vote)

That they had to leave their cat behind.
88% (58 votes)

That we do not know what happened to them.
11% (7 votes)

 
Title: Black Dog
Illustrator: Levi Pinfold
Winning Year: 2013

A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so
 

 
 

Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett is a graduate of Brighton University and winner of the 2004 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Wolves, her first picture book was published in August 2005 and marked the beginning of an internationally stellar career creating . .