For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. It is a British institution that attracts the very best names: Lexus, Virgin, John Lewis ... Clickety Books. That’s right, Clickety Books! Our awesome books will be taking their place alongside an eye-boggling kaleidoscope of talent, quality and innovation. We are packing our bags for the big smoke and gatecrashing the Ideal Homes Show party.
Tomorrow (March 6th) is the 17th annual World Book Day: An opportunity to gather in appreciation of all things published! World book day is a chance to share the joy between the sentences of the wordsmith, and their illustrated counterparts. Above all, tomorrow marks a celebration of reading, and the availability of books to everybody.
To celebrate, National Books Tokens will be sent to schools to help bolster the opportunity to read; you can find out more here. Here at Clickety Books, we’ll be hitting the road, to an Exeter Primary School, where author Craig Green and Illustrator Sarah Leigh-Wills will be helping students create their very own books!
Whatever you are doing to celebrate, take a moment to share a story or champion your favourite book.
A massive thank you to Waterstones Truro, who were kind enough to welcome the Clickety gang into their Truro shop on a rainy half term Wednesday.
It is safe to say that, even with the Lego Movie to compete with, the eager audience paid sentiment to the importance of oral storytelling; who would have even thought fundamental speech development was also at play underneath these fantastic tales? Clickety Books creator and author Craig Green was joined by Sally Bates, author of our new Early Soundplay Series, in two story telling sessions throughout the day. The crowd remained enthralled throughout, between outbreaks of chanting Clickety choruses - "Sparky Shark, Sparky Shark - ARK ARK ARK!". Clickety Books illustrator Sarah-Leigh Wills was on hand to help create some fantastic Clickety Books masks.
Thank you to everybody who came along and made the event such a success. You can see some photos on our Facebook page by clicking below. Keep your eyes peeled for our next storytelling event.
We are delighted to announce that our -T Set of Clickety Books have won a Practical Pre-School Silver Award.
Here's what the testers said:
"Very easy to use due to the inclusion of the CD, children enjoyed the rhyming aspect of the stories, not too long or short."
"The children loved the illustrations and story in rhyme form. The colouring sheets and masks created a lot of fun."
The -T Set comes with 3 audio CDs, all narrated by Catherine Tate.
Primary Teacher Gold Award for the -S set.
Here's what the testers said:
"The children were captured by the illustrations in these books and their funny titles, and thought that they were hilarious! The books and accompanying resources, which are colourful and engaging, are unique and, because of the repetition, the children are able to participate easily in the stories."
"The CD was a great resource and the children loved to listen to it - they particularly liked the introduction to all the characters. There was also a good range of vocab in the text and the books are a good introduction to rhyme and poetry."