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Find yourself a shady nook and curl up with one of these beautiful books, selected and reviewed by Anne Faundez.

Use these words from the story to practise the tricky spellings from A Thumping Great Rabbit.

In some cultures foxes are often depicted as symbols of deceit and cunning. Why do the children think that foxes are thought of in this way? How does our language reinforce this image? Discuss foxy language and anthropomorphisation.

Our downloadable woodland animal fact cards teach us about foxes, hedgehogs, rabbits and deers and will help start children off on their voyage of discovery of uk wildlife. Use on the whiteboard or on tablet computers.

Also available with or without text and images and also as a blank printable template.

Use The Christmas Elf as a festive story starter or see how many woodland creatures children can spy in this adorable poster (©StoryWorld – illustrated by Tomislav Tomic.). 

Learn about children's book illustrator Emma Chichester Clark and find exciting ways to use traditional tales to look at sentence construction.

Our closing thought helps us think about how noise affects us and lets us consider where we can go to escape from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this A Thumping Great Rabbit themed certificate.

‘Be quiet!’ said Badger. ‘Keep it down!’ grumbled Hedgehog. ‘Stop banging!’ pleaded Owl. Poor Rabbit, it seemed that no-one appreciated his drumming. But when trouble strikes,  a noisy, thumping pair of feet is just what you need....

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