A Spooky Tale

A Walk With Our Teacher

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2017
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Author Biography

I am a teacher. I love telling, and sharing stories with children.
When my children were little, they attended a Playbus, this was a play project based on a double-decker bus. Many of my story books have links to this involvement as well as adventures from my teaching career.
A Spooky Tale was a story idea written with my class at school following a walk around our neighbourhood.
Together we wrote a shared story which was read and enjoyed many times.
The walk led to follow up work in class, including maps and story writing, real and imagined.
But what could possibly go wrong?
As a shared write the children came up with their own ideas relating to where they had visited.
But what about where you live?
Where would you go?
What would you see?
Real or imagined a walk can stimulate the senses and imagination.
This is not a story just for Halloween, a walk is for anytime and anywhere.
This story has also got connections to Spain, as it was read in a local Spanish school and library (Moraira). I even compared a walk in their neighbourhood creating a video to share.
Links to ‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’.
A bus is always included somewhere in my books, this has a bus full of mean monsters. The real bus monsters were only children playing, using their imagination and having fun.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

A Spooky Tale: A Walk With Our Teacher by Sue Wickstead is a great book to help pique your child’s imagination. Children of all ages will enjoy reading through the pages of this picture book. What originally started out as a project over 10 years ago, with a teacher and her students on their walk around the neighborhood, turns into a world of adventure. The beautiful illustrations and the insights of the children help to display a child’s imagination. Walk through the neighborhood where you will see and experience so many things. On the journey you will walk past many things; from a school, a park, the church, and the nursery school to a bridge where you will encounter a wide array of animals and creatures from a bear and a dragon to a dinosaur. What great fun your child will have walking through the neighborhood with the students and their teacher.

This book was cute and fun to read. I'm sure that it was just as fun to create for the teacher and the students. It is always great to discover new, engaging and exciting books. Children will enjoy reading this book just like I did. As an educational book, young readers will learn how to read maps and learn about trails. This book stimulates the mind and cognitive abilities to help children to dream and visualize the world around them. If you're looking for a book that your child would want to read over and over again, and maybe share with their friends, this is it.