As a teacher, I cannot simply go to a shop and buy what I came for. In my case it is impossible. I usually mosey on down the shelves and seek for inspiration to my classroom. Few years ago, I was shopping and I took a look at TKMaxx’s books for children. For those who are not yet familiar with the shop – it has a great collection of games, toys and books in English. (if only teacher’s salary was higher…)

If you do not want to spend your money on extra book, I will kindly revise you my article on creating books on your own.

Well, I was staring at these adorably colourful books with (almost) my mouth open, when I noticed the real treasure. A series of five books with very vivid covers and nice creatures drawn on it. ‘The Schoolies’ said the title on the cover. Books published by Priddy Books with characters created by Ellen Crimi-Trent.

I bought the pack happily and almost immediately went home to get to know these cheerful characters better.

Before you read about the books from this pack, take a sneak peek at the incredibly charming animals who play main role in the Schoolies stories.

Spencer a very sporty owl with good management skills

Winston a competitive worm who can always count on his brother Wally.

Hayden Hoot a Math genius

Mrs Meow the class teacher

Retrived from pridybooks.com

Kitty a nature lover who likes playing the piano

Larry Einstein a helpful lightbulb

Colby Spencer’s older brother who is good at machines

C.J. Crawley a very talented painter

Sid and Suzy cute snails’ siblings

Zippy a friendly squirrel

Lydia and Leeza two sweet ladybirds

Wally a wise worm, Winston’s brother

Chip a shy but very talented singer

Mrs Hedge a music teacher

Are you ready for their stories? Are you curious what stories are inside these awesome books?

Stay tune for more about the Schoolies! Soon to come!

IF YOU ARE INTRESTED HOW THE SCHOOLIES CAME TO LIFE, PLEASE READ ROGER PRIDDY’S BLOG ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE SCHOOLIES available here

All books, activity books, stickers, worksheets and much more can be found at Macmillan’s website here.

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