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Simon Sock: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

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A hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done (including discussing what it means to be a good friend)

This charming and very funny book about the ups and downs of sibling relationships perfectly captures the affection and frustration experienced by an older sibling - and the monsters are wonderfully expressive.

As well as guided reading of a fiction text, pupils will learn about and practise using capital letters, discuss what makes a good friend and write about their own hobbies. Each week, we published two lessons, one for KS1/First Level and one for KS2/First & Second Level. The lessons are designed for use in the classroom, but are also suitable to be used at home should schools be closed again. Ted tries to help by pairing Simon up with some other stripy things in the house: a snake, a fish, but nothing works. Then, there's a voice from under the chest of drawers – Simone, Simon's pair! Simon is so happy – but it turns out that just because someone looks like your perfect match, they aren't necessarily the person who will make you the happiest.

The message is clear: Love knows no boundaries, and even those who don't appear to match can still turn out a great pair. (Cork Evening Echo)

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