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Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies

Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies

Published: 5 Mar 2020

Paperback / softback, 128 pages

Recommended for age 5+ and 7+

By Pamela Butchart

Illustrated by Becka Moor

Published by Nosy Crow Ltd

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Laugh-out-loud school-based fun in two-colour stories, perfect for encouraging independent reading!

Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. An unexpected visitor, a bewitched violin and an invasion of bunnies! What can it all mean???

Three short stories in each book keep just confident readers engaged while lively two-colour illustrations bring these hilarious early readers to life and perfectly bridge the gap between picture books and chapter books. Written by the bestselling, Blue Peter award-winning author Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Becka Moor.

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Expertly book banded, our selection of books takes into account a range of features including length, readability and literary features. For example, at Brown level readers will be increasingly confident at distinguishing the narrator’s voice in a fiction story from the characters’ voices through figurative, idiomatic and literary language. They will be becoming adept at understanding that a story that is told through dialogue and action to ‘show’ instead of ‘tell’ the plot.

While readers progress at different rates, Brown level is indicative of average reading attainment in years 3 - 4.

The KS1 Best Books

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  • Bumble and Snug and the Angry Pirates
  • There is No Big Bad Wolf in This Story
  • You're Called What?
  • The Proudest Blue
  • Hey You!
  • Who Am I?
  • Pip and Egg
  • The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle
  • Shu Lin's Grandpa
  • Stella and the Seagull
  • Can Bears Ski?
  • Tiger Walk
  • Clean Up!
  • The Forgettery
  • The Screen Thief
  • You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday
  • Too Small Tola
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book
  • The Pirate Mums
  • Space Tortoise
  • Bunnies on the Bus
  • Where Happiness Begins
  • Move, Mr Mountain!
  • The Pirate Captain's Cat
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  • Unipiggle: Mermaid Mayhem
  • The Tindims of Rubbish Island
  • Gustavo, The Shy Ghost
  • Luna Loves Art
  • Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits #1
  • Fred Wizarding Wonder
  • Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles
  • Llama Glamarama
  • Frog vs Toad
  • Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest #2
  • Anita and the Dragons
  • National Trust: Look What I Found at the Seaside
  • The Worries: Sohal Finds a Friend
  • Unipiggle:Witch Emergency
  • The King's Birthday Suit
  • Grandad's Camper
  • Uncle Bobby's Wedding
  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (Narwhal and Jelly 1)
  • You Can!
  • Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain
  • While You're Sleeping
  • Snow Ghost
  • Ten Delicious Teachers
  • Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt #2

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The Reading Bug Y3

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Reading Bug Packs have been selected for their high-interest appeal, particularly for readers who have not yet found intrinsic motivation to read.

Reviewed by Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves

Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies is the next instalment in this popular series. What will happen next at Wigglesbottom Primary? Be prepared for more mischief at this never boring school!

Fans of Pamela Butchart’s Wigglesbottom Primary books will not be disappointed by this latest outing. Each story highlights key elements that make up life in a school and they are accompanied by Becka Moor’s lively illustrations. It’s always interesting to see how the children are going to react to what they encounter and the trouble that follows. This instalment see a visit from Ofsted, bunnies and a music teacher who may or may not be a witch.

The author clearly understands children and their vivid imaginations. It’s a book full of joy and an easy flowing read that will be enjoyed by a range of age groups. Inclusive in its illustrations as well as text it offers readers the opportunity to see themselves in the story. Children and teachers alike will identify characters that are like real people in their own school and this is part of its charm.

A funny book that will be a popular addition to any reading for pleasure box. This could be read during story time in both KS1 and KS2 classes as a relaxing way to end the day. Due to the structure of each story it could be used as a frame for writing similar stories within literacy and as it’s set in a school the children understand the setting and possible misunderstandings that could take place.

Read another review from this series here.

I am a lecturer in Primary Education specialising in English at the University of Manchester. Lover of picture books, poetry, non fiction and fantasy. Passionate about using children's literature to develop children's empathy, self-awareness and social justice and human rights.
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