Blog tour: Love the Stationery in Your Classroom by Rebecca Palliser
Welcome to the first of two blog tours which I’m taking part in today.
The two titles couldn’t be much further apart – this is a book aimed at young school children, while I’m also on the blog tour for C.J. Skuse’s second adult crime novel, In Bloom. Check back in an hour or so to see that post!
But first up is Love the Stationery in Your Classroom by Rebecca Palliser, an adorable rhyme-filled picture book which teaches little ones how to respect the shared stationery at school so that everyone can have fun playing with it (and the stationery can feel happier, too!).
About the book:
This delightful little book encourages children to learn about – and have fun with – the stationery they encounter in the classroom. Author Rebecca Palliser wants to help all children to find their feet in the primary school classroom.
After reading Love the Stationery in Your Classroom, I decided to give it 3 stars.
I wasn’t expecting it to be a rhyming story, so when I started reading it out to my daughter I was delighted. The story is simple but effective: the stationery in the classroom are fed up with being treated terribly by the children they’re there to help, so they write them a letter asking them to consider being more respectful.
All the best picture books have a moral and although teaching children to act responsibly isn’t a unique lesson, it’s delivered in a light-hearted and fun way that doesn’t make it sound like a boring lesson to learn.
My only complaint about Love the Stationery in Your Classroom is that I wish there had been more images. The pictures of the stationery are very whimsical, their happy faces at odds with the sadness that they’re feeling, and they’re very visually pleasing.
However, there are two rhymes on each page! If it had been separated so that each rhyme had its own separate page, it would have showcased the different types of stationery better. It also would make the book less daunting for a young child to read on their own, because the language isn’t very complex but having a lot of text on one page could be off-putting.
I’m definitely going to be keeping hold of this picture book to show to my daughter when she’s a little older and getting ready to go to school. She’s only a few months old and she loved the voices which I gave to all of the different characters – I’m sure she’ll enjoy it even more when she can appreciate the adorable artwork.
If you’re interested in learning more about Love the Stationery in Your Classroom, click on the cover to check it out on Goodreads. If you decide to buy a copy, please consider using my Amazon affiliate link: I’ll earn a few pennies from your purchase. Thank you!
About the author:
Rebecca Palliser is a young primary school teacher whose experiences in the classroom inspired her to write to have an influence on her pupils.
She is about to embark on a Masters programme where she hopes to continue to write alongside her studies.
She takes inspiration for her stories from her travels exploring different cultures and cities, spending time with her little dog Darcy and of course her biggest muse, the delightful pupils she is fortunate to teach.
Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Faye Rogers, for organising the blog tour for Love the Stationery in Your Classroom, and to Rebecca Palliser for writing such a cute story.