WORMS IN OUR SLEEPING BAGS is the second book in the ‘Adventures in Bessiebuss’ series, written by a Reading Therapist, with 30 year’s teaching experience. These books are designed for struggling readers, and one glance inside will quickly convince you that these books are new, exciting and very different.
Parents and reluctant readers alike will find them appealing, because they are easy to read. A parent moves the story along, to provide an age appropriate story, reading from ordinary text. The shorter child’s reading mirrors the story, but the print is larger, colour coded and designed to make the sounds easier to recognise. Most importantly, only one or two new concepts are introduced in each book.
Worms in our Sleeping Bags’ continues the practise of simple words, and digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ & ‘ng’. It also introduces the sounds ‘ee’, ‘oo’, ‘ck’ and ‘qu’ in the context of words and sentences, where they belong and where they are easier for a child to recognise.
The book continues the story of the Kid family and their amazing new caravan, Bessiebuss. At the end of their first day on holiday, they fall into bed, still squabbling and laughing, leaving their tired parents outside in the field.
The little ones are soon asleep, but once in their sleeping bags, the older children soon discover more of the magic of Bessiebuss. Making a secret departure from the caravan, they return to the barn where they visited earlier in the day, to discover that the animals know more about them than they had realised.