A Wibbly Wobbly Idea

By Anna Notley
Illustrated by Mat Faint

For ages 5+
A story about a little boy with big dreams who discovers the importance of doing what he loves for himself, and not for the admiration of others. Colourful illustrations help children to grasp the story before reading the text.

Children will enjoy being kept in suspense as Billy plans a very big invention and will then get a kick out of the big reveal! Billy’s fantastic inventions will amuse children with their silliness. And Billy’s determination to create his big invention will inspire children.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • Useful inventions and why humans invent things
  • Different ways in which we are all creative
  • Why we need to make a plan before making something
  • How we don’t have to be the best at something to have fun doing what we love

Linked activity idea

Help your child to draw up a plan for a crazy invention.

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For ages 5+
A story about a little boy with big dreams who discovers the importance of doing what he loves for himself, and not for the admiration of others. Colourful illustrations help children to grasp the story before reading the text.

Children will enjoy being kept in suspense as Billy plans a very big invention and will then get a kick out of the big reveal! Billy’s fantastic inventions will amuse children with their silliness. And Billy’s determination to create his big invention will inspire children.

You can use this book to discuss:

  • Useful inventions and why humans invent things
  • Different ways in which we are all creative
  • Why we need to make a plan before making something
  • How we don’t have to be the best at something to have fun doing what we love

Linked activity idea

Help your child to draw up a plan for a crazy invention.

$16.99

SKU PLPB013 Categories , Tag
ISBN-13 978-1-922648-27-3

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Why picture books?

Picture books cover a diverse range of topics, expose children to words and language they might not hear normally in conversation, and teach children how reading works (left to right, top to bottom). While picture books might be too hard for early readers to read by themselves at first, the books are not too hard to understand. Reading picture books with your child will inspire them to learn to read on their own, and experience the pleasure of reading.

These picture books were designed to accompany the LanguageLift program. However, children will also enjoy the books separately as they learn about the elements of a good story.

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