John Patrick Norman McHennessy : The Boy Who Was Always Late
Written by John Burningham
Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1)
Sponsored by: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2
Everyday, John Patrick sets off along the road to school, and although he hurries, strange and improbable happenings repeatedly make him late. To make things worse, his teacher never believes his story.
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Let's move on to Sir now. Starting at his head, run your fingers over his hat. What a funny shape it is with its flat, lid-like black top! Can you find the tassel dangling down from it? This hat is called a mortarboard and it is what teachers used to wear in class quite a long time ago, and in some schools they still do. We will explore his face now. Which way is he looking? It's to the left, isn't it? His expression is quite fierce. Find his one beady eye and eyebrow. Now trace round his long beaked nose to the left. What a sharp point it has!
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