- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (July 1 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439943779
- ISBN-13: 978-0439943772
- Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 1 x 28.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 458 g
- Customer Reviews: 942 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tiddler Hardcover – July 1 2012
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*"Donaldson and Scheffler's poignant, suspenseful profile of an inanimate object recalls Laurie Keller or The Velveteen Rabbit. Donaldson's rhymes never skip a beat, and Scheffler personalizes the many animals, people and settings in his witty watercolors. This yarn could become a December perennial." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud that will stick around long after the holiday season." ―Kirkus, starred review
"The easy cadence, with a rolling structure and uncomplicated rhymes, will make this endearing picture book a fun read-along, and though Stick Man might object, kids will recognize the near-endless possibilities for fun that a stick presents." ―Booklist
About the Author
Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Gruffalo. His illustrations have been published in more than 30 countries. He lives in London, England.
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The rhyming and metre is challenging in this book, you have to get into the rhythm, and it's easy to forget to say it with the cantering cadence, and instead fall back to just reading it like a book.
The story has a number of interesting morals and things for you to talk to your kids about at bed time... It covers imagination, truancy, lateral thinking, detective work and perseverence, all in one book.
We've read it a number of times to the kids and they love it. It's one of the author's lesser-known books, but it's still a great little read!
One of the really nice things you can talk to the kids about is that the book shows Julia Donaldson, garbed in scuba-gear at the end, taking notes while Tiddler relays his story to her... You can talk about how the book shows its own writing, a nice self-referentiality which is also sort-of present in Charlie Cook's Favourite Book.
The book is all about Tidler who keeps on telling lies to explain his lateness. When he finds himself totally lost one day he finds his way back by following tales of his lies back home. A happy ending but no “lying is bad” moral.
I do like a good moral to my kids stories but if anything this is telling children how lying can help you.
A story about a fish called Tiddler who is always telling tales of why he is late to class. He is a little fish with a huge imagination.
Early Years Teachers - This book proved to be an invaluable resource on my teaching placements. As with this well respected and loved children's author, Julia Donaldson, this is a great book with a good story line. It is so versatile and can be enjoyed by many ages. It is really easy to engage with as there are so many possible themes in the story which can be explored to a suitable depth dependent on the children's ages.
Themes: truth/lies, under the sea, friendships, fish, sharing.
- Children could pick out all the rhyming words in the story and try to make some more up.
- Children could write a story about one of Tiddler’s friends.
- Children could write a story about Tiddler going on a journey on a seahorse.
- Children could discus the times in the story and identify any clocks in the pictures.
- Children could do a mini-project about under water creatures.
- Children could use a computer to create an under water scene.
- Children could play 'Chinese Whispers' and see how stories can sometimes change as they are passed on.
Tiene bastante texto y el lenguaje no es del todo fácil para niños a no ser que tengan un alto nivel de ingles.
Mis hijos, acostumbrados a que les hable en inglés una o dos horas diariamente no entienden todo el contenido pero si el global de la historia.
Tidler, un pequeño pececillo que va diariamente al colegio siempre llega tarde, y para excusarse digamos que exagera la realidad ;)
Hasta que un día....Tidler se ve sumergido en una gran aventura. Entonces que pensarán sus amigos?
Creo que tiene bastante moraleja para los niños en relación con las mentiras y sus consecuencias.
Compre el formato más básico posible, en tapas blandas y por menos de cinco euros no puede pedirse más.
De esta autora yo no me perdería the gruffalo y room on the broom. Si tenéis premium y tenéis instalado en casa el canal prime podéis buscar en el, encontraréis la versión peli de estos dos libros.
Espero que os ayude la opinión!
The story itself is of a naughty little fish who is always coming up with excuses for why he is late and this time comes up worse for it. The story has a lovely little moral to it and is nice to read along out loud and great for helping kids memorise words and sentences. All round a very nice book to read.
The usual lovely illustrations are present but I find it less charming an fun than a lot of her others. It feels like there's a couple of pages missing.
I didn't particularly like it first read but my two like it an have me read it a fair few times it has grown on me but I'd still put it at the back of the queue in a list of her books.
Well worth purchasing and sharing.
Short and a great little story with and a hint of the boy who cried wolf about it. Definitely would only get the hardback version.
My son loves it. He has me read lots of Julia Donaldson books and this is one of his firm favourites. The rhymes and repeated phrases are ones that he really enjoys and all the different types of sea creatures especially the fish he finds fascinating. And as usual Axel Scheffler's illustrations are glorious and he loves looking at the pictures.
As the narrator I like the book and I enjoy reading it. The title isn't too inspiring but I would recommend you are not put off by that as I find the book is fun to read. Like my son I really like the illustrations.