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Story Bites Beginners: To the Ice (Thomas Tidholm & Anna Clara Tidholm)
Story Bites Beginners: To the Ice (Thomas Tidholm & Anna Clara Tidholm)

Story Bites Beginners: To the Ice (Thomas Tidholm & Anna Clara Tidholm)

Story Bites Beginners, an introductory book club for ages 5-6!

Time & Location

21 Jan 2024, 15:15 – 16:15

Southend-on-Sea, 444 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA, UK

About the Event

Our new inclusive beginners book club is aimed at children aged 5-6 years (equivalent to reception and year one) Every month, we will introduce the group to a new book, through games, crafts and fun activities. Each participant will then get to take a copy of the book home with them, to explore and enjoy.

This is a fun way to introduce children to books and to sharing their ideas about them. There is no reading in advance, but we aim for children to leave the event full of excitement, and ready to read or listen to the book at home.

Story Bites Beginners takes place on the third Sunday of the month from 3:15 – 4:15pm

Cost is £15 per child, inclusive of all activities and the book to take home.

Parents do not stay for this event.  All of our staff are enhanced DBS checked.

About the book: 

To the Ice by Thomas Tidholm

Illustrated by Anna Clara Tidholm

Ida, Max and Jack go to the creek one winter's day. They play on an ice  floe then find themselves floating away-all the way to the polar ice,  with just a box, a branch and some sandwiches.  "You probably don't think it's true, and we didn't either, not even while it was happening..." They find an old hut, meet penguins, see extraordinary things and, after testing their resources in this dramatic land of ice and snow, come home safe at the end of the day. "What shall we say about where we've been?" asked Max. "Tell the truth," I said. "We don't know." 

To the Ice is a beautifully produced chapter book, perfect for imaginative readers and re-readers, ready to be captivated by a real-life make-believe adventure. The kind of adventure that will  stay in a child's imagination for the rest of their lives. Translated from the Swedish edition by Julia Marshall.


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