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George Speaks (Young Puffin Books) Paperback – 29 Jan 2004
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About the Author
Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. Later he taught at a village primary school. His first book, The Fox Busters, was published in 1978. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Hodgeheg, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). At the British Book Awards in 1991 he was voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2009 he was made OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.
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George was a very special baby - he could talk from the moment he was born; he kept it a secret until he was (exactly) six weeks old when he told his seven year old sister, Laura. Find out what happens when the baby starts parrot talking...
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Dick King Smith is a famous children's author who writes mainly terrific tales about animals. He is the creator of Babe the Gallant pig, which has been turned into an extraordinary movie; Dick King Smith lives on a quiet farm in Gloucestershire and has been writing since 1978. When I am older, I wish to do research on his wonderful work because he is one of my all time favourite authors.
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I really admire Dick King Smith's ability to write superb stories about amazing animals but surprisingly this was about a child who did not have a pet or any animals near by. I would rate this book 10/ 10 and would recommend it to all children who like extraordinary babies. I will put this book on my all-time favourite list.
Teachers - this was on my reading list prior to starting university. Initially i found the book rather boring and impractical for myself as an early years specilaist. However, after some thought it could be used in a variety of way and in particular it could certainly be used both in the early years and higher up in the school in KS1 and KS2.
Themes: talking, family, secrets, growing up, expressing yourself
- Children who are beginning to be confident readers could read it themselves
- Children could discuss how people are different and how we all learn at different rates.
- Children could think about "how am i special" and "what am i good at"
- Possible links to safety - is it good to keep a secret? What information should be share and with who?
- This could be liked to growing up and activities could relate to what happens when we grow up.
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