What George Forgot
40pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
George is all ready to go to school but in the back of his mind he has that feeling that he has forgotten something. Being a boy who never likes to forget anything, it troubles him and so he mentally goes through all his preparations for school. He’s woken up, made his bed, greeted his patents, got dressed, had breakfast… So what could it be?
Aha! He realises at the very last minute as the school bus turns up that it is his shoes he has forgotten! Or is it???
Young children will love trying to help George remember and by the end of the book they will be shouting at him just as they do in performances where the villain pops up just behind the hero and quickly disappears. They will enjoy comparing his routine to theirs as they delight in Richard Byrne’s clever, funny illustrations and the clever use of font and print direction. And they will probably start to do a mental check before they go out the door in future. They might even add the word ’embarrassing” to their vocabulary!
A good, funny read that will become a favourite.