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School Feedback – The King and the Cockerel

We’ve been keeping Oundle Primary School busy, as they also reviewed The King and the Cockerel for us! Here’s what they told us:

This book was read to a class of year 1 primary school pupils.

Star rating:-    5 stars
Editing:        9/10
Writing style:  10/10
Content:      10/10
Cover:         9/10

Of the 27 readers:-

22   would read another book by this author
25   thought the cover was good or excellent
25  felt it was easy to follow
25  would recommend this story to another reader
25  felt the pacing was good or excellent

The teacher’s review:-

“I thought it was a good rhyming story.  It was fun to read and the children enjoyed joining in with  ‘cock a doodle do ‘ and we all enjoyed counting along with the story.”

Some children’s comments:-

“I liked the farmer because I want to be a farmer.”
“I really like the rhyming.”
“It was good that the king realised he wasn’t being very nice.”
“I liked all the different animals and the jobs they were doing.”



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The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2018 – Finalists


We are over the moon that two of our authors are finalists in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards! Sarah Morrell with The King and the Cockerel and SL Kins with Eleanor Hurl the Peculiar Girl are both in the running! We wish them both the very best of luck with their well-deserved nominations.

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The King and the Cockerel – Review

We were thrilled when Tea and Cake for the Soul shared this glowing review of The King and the Cockerel:

“As well as being fun, it… has so many educational learning opportunities. From number ordering and counting, to learning about what other things animals provide us with, ie, wool coming from sheep, eggs from hens, and honey from bees. Children will not only see that it is wrong to take things that aren’t theirs, but also to admit when they are wrong and apologise and even do something to make amends. I loved the ethos of this book.”