How Foal Forgot to be Frightened ¦ The Naughty Little Goat
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There was a boy called Thomas Mead
Who never ever learned to read.
"l wish you would!" his teacher sighed
"Why should l?" Thomas Mead replied.
The Tale of Thomas Mead (Bodley Head 0 370 30357 1, £3.25, January 1981) which is a positive and hilarious answer to `Why should I?' Pat says, `I liked the idea because both my children found reading difficult.' We are delighted to have Thomas Mead on our cover and Pat Hutchins in the Authorgraph (p. 14). For more see the Editor's Page in this issue.
How Foal Forgot to be Frightened
The Naughty Little Goat
The quality and simplicity of Helen Piers' writing coupled with her superb colour photographs of animals adds up to ideal material for those who are learning to read whatever their age. These two stories - whose texts are slightly longer than some of her previous books - relate how a goat's butting makes him very unpopular and, in the end, an accidental hero; and how a fearful foal, in helping a lost lamb, eventually loses his own fears.