A Cheese and Tomato Spider


I think this is one of the funniest books I remember reading as a child. I can remember sitting on the carpet area with my friends giggling at all the funny sentences we were making.

A Cheese and Tomato Spider is a split panel flip book by Nick Sharratt (also author of 'Ketchup on your Cornflakes?' which is another split panel book) which enables children to see how words and objects match in combinations. Some sentences you can make are relatively sensible, such as 'Hooray! A birthday cake!', however, you can also make crazy combinations such as 'Cor!! An exploding Granny!'

The thing I like about this book is that it uses a wide range of exclamatory language, which is great for helping children to create a more expressive vocabulary; the large text and bright pictures are also a brilliant feature of the book.

I would probably recommend the book for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children as the book could either be read to them, or they could read it on their own depending on their reading ability, and I could think of some great activities to engage the children in this book.

Overall, I would definitely rate this book for any class teacher wanting to make the children laugh!

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