The third in this series of delightful books by Andy Seed continues its gentle stroll through the peaks and valleys of life in a village school. The book follows a deceptively simple formula with a chapter being dedicated to each child in the class. The cleverness of the writing soon becomes apparent as pursuant chapters use the introduced characters to add to the dynamic of events. Consequently, the reader is always informed and feels increasingly comfortable identifying with the anecdotes. There's nothing too strenuous here but that's not the point; it's a sequence of classroom tales told with considerable wit and charm that will raise a chuckle and, damn you for this Mr Seed, perhaps even make you shed a tear.
This book is a must for any teacher, but especially those who remember dodgy courses, computers being scary and video cameras being bigger than your desk! Andy Seed's writing is gentle, informative, accurate (Waterloo Road this is NOT!) and funny! This book is for anyone who ever went to school. Buy it today!
As per all Andy's other books in the series, it was a delight to read. Gentle, encapturing and so easy to visualise the village as well as all the characters contained in the book. At times it tugged at the heartstrings, other times it made me laugh out loud, much to the amusement of the other diners in the cafe at the time! If you like this genre of a book, buy it and enjoy it. You will not be disappointed. Next one please, Andy!!!!
The third of Andy Seeds books about living and working in the Yorkshire Dales, its another gem.. the book flows nicely. alternating chapters about his school life and his home life.. his second son features in this book and its a lovely tale. Makes you think back to how things were years ago,, before mobile phones, x boxes, computers etc. Its a sweet book and well worth the money.
The third (and possibly last) of Andy Seed's books follows much the same pattern as the previous 2 volumes, following a school year and featuring a different pupil as the 'lead' in each chapter, alongside his home and family life.
Very enjoyable - if you like Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn then this is definitely something you should try.
As an ex teacher I found this book very true to life. I loved the interactions of the staff, the insight into Andy's home life and of how teaching impacted upon this. I think that anyone who has children in school or has any teaching experience would appreciate this book and look forward to further volumes.