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Sophie G, QGJS Greenaway Bookworms

Town is by the Sea

I loved this book for many reasons.The main reason is because the pictures tell you something that the words might not tell you. Also the words are always in the boy's point of view, but the pictures don’t always match the words. For example when the boy says 'And deep down my father is digging for coal', the picture is the father digging for coal. This book is also very good because there is dramatic irony in the pictures were of his father digging for coal the pictures slightly change making it very interesting but the words stay the same. It is also very unexpected because the pictures lead the reader to think that perhaps the boy's father might’ve died in the mine, and it also says that the father's father was a coal miner and he died. Then you see the father coming home again at the end of the day and you get quite shocked. This book is one of my favourite picture books so far.

Posted on: 5th May 2018 at 10:17 pm

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