Review Blog

May 31 2009

Zig Zags series

cover image

Pearson Education, 2009.
(Ages: 6-8) Books in the series include The Thirsty Moose, Open Wide, Dinosaur Planet, Tall Tilly and The Clumsy Cow, Betty Betty's Spell
These latest additions to the Zig Zags series are sure to engage and interest young children. Suitable for newly independent readers aged between six and eight, they are also perfect for shared reading experiences with an adult.
Each book contains fewer than 150 words. The bright and attractive illustrations give good contextual clues for young readers and are visually engaging.
Each book builds a simple storyline through to a satisfying conclusion. The characters are likeable and believable. The themes of overcoming fear or insecurities and beating bullies are developed with humour and compassion, with the series deftly avoiding a lecturing tone.
This is a versatile series. The language level makes them suitable for class reader boxes while their themes of family life, growth and change, and discovering new horizons make them valuable additions to a thematic library.
Rachel Flenley

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Text Prize 2017
NSW Premier Literary Awards shortlist 2017
Aurealis Awards winners
YABBA Awards shortlist 2017
Stella Prize 2017
2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominees
CBCA shortlists 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates