Survival Guide to Parents; Survival Guide to School
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Our cover this month features Asterix. To mark the 25th anniversary of Asterix in Britain, Hodder &Stoughton are giving the books a brand new look and releasing two omnibus editions. We are most grateful to Hodder & Stoughton for their help in using this illustration by Albert Uderzo.
Two farcical books that have wicked caricatures of everyone and everything we meet in school and that children see in their parents. In the Survival Guide to School we meet Laura Ashili, a gentle, sunlit, flowery creature who inhabits her classroom like a fragile butterfly. Montessori would have felt at home here and the Nat. Curric. can't even get a toehold. The Survival Guide Parents has, among the cartoons and text, a very witty subplot with dinosaurs demanding their civil rights in a 'Fair Treatment for Dinosaurs Campaign'.
There's masses of activity in both books; they're truly interactive with things to fill in and puzzles to do. No one will doze off while reading these two.