A lovely story that touches on the idea of complications and jealousy within close friendships

A lovely story that touches on the idea of complications and jealousy within close friendships

The detailed illustrations alone could tell the story of the characters and their changing emotions. As friendship is such a significant part of childhood, this book could be a nice start for a classroom discussion or a PSHE lesson.

Etho and Birt are happily playing together, creating different adventures using a simple cardboard box and their imaginations. One day, Shu asks to play and instantly join The detailed illustrations alone could tell the story of the characters and their changing emotions. As friendship is such a significant part of childhood, this book could be a nice start for a classroom discussion or a PSHE lesson.

Etho and Birt are happily playing together, creating different adventures using a simple cardboard box and their imaginations. One day, Shu asks to play and instantly joins in on the fun. At first, Birt faces feeling left out and begins to isolate himself away from the two boys. Things begin to change when the boys notice his absence and come up with a plan to get him outside again. One small act of kindness can change how someone feels. . more

This book is all about friendship, which is such an integral part of childhood; making new friends, accepting new friends into friendship groups, falling out with friends, it’s all very important for children. Sometimes accepting new people into a forged friendship group can be hard as children can fear that their friends will be taken away or they believe the dynamics of the group will change. This book deals with all these issues around inclusion in a lovely way, showing how new friends can br This book is all about friendship, which is such an integral part of childhood; making new friends, accepting new friends into friendship groups, falling out with friends, it’s all very important for children. Sometimes accepting new people into a forged friendship group can be hard as children can fear that their friends will be taken away or they believe the dynamics of the group will change.

This book deals with all these issues around inclusion in a lovely way, showing how new friends can bring so much more to a friendship and is a positive thing, not a bad thing

On Sudden Hill is a storybook about two boys, Birt and Etho, who play together every day in ‘boxes’. The book explores the creative ways in which they do this, and the imagination the boys put into their games. Another boy, Shu, arrives with a box and Birt begins to feel left out. Birt isolates himself until Etho and Shu build him a creation out of boxes for them to play with together.

A lovely book around acceptance that every child should read

This book can help children explore imaginative play, due to the play the children have in the book. However, mo On Sudden Hill is a storybook about two boys, better zoosk Birt and Etho, who play together every day in ‘boxes’. The book explores the creative ways in which they do this, and the imagination the boys put into their games. Another boy, Shu, arrives with a box and Birt begins to feel left out. Birt isolates himself until Etho and Shu build him a creation out of boxes for them to play with together.

This book can help children explore imaginative play, due to the play the children have in the book. However, more significantly, the book can help children with change. This could be towards the end of term when children know they will be changing classes and will have to make new friends. It could also help children understand that they can have more than one friends, a group play is a good thing, especially if two children in a class become protective of each other or refuse to socialise with others. This could be used in a classroom situation, as a group reading activity that could then be discussed and the message talked about. This would allow for the message to be placed in the children head, that then could be spoke about individually to children (making reference to it).This can teach children that ‘best friends’ can be friends with other people is a life lesson, children can understand that friends are not being ‘taken away’ from them, but that it is ok to have multiple friends.

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