Learn how to draw the title character of The Snatchabook with this guide by Thomas Docherty, one of the authors of the book.

 

How to Draw The Snatchabook

Helen Docherty, the author of The Snatchabook, has produced a series of ideas for using The Snatchabook in the Early Years classroom. It includes ideas for introducing the book and responding to reading through roleplay and crafts.

 

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Listen to Helen Docherty read The Snatchabook, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack by Gerry Smith.

 

The Snatchabook Audio

A little ghost tries to give Lydia Lou a scare . . . but he can’t even wake her up. So he fetches his noisy animal friends to help!

Mew! Moo! Too-whit too-whoo!
Wake up do, Lydia Lou!

Will anything ever wake her?

A gentle and playful bedtime read from Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo,, and prize-winning illustrator Karen George. Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! is full of fun sounds which children will love to join in with time and time again.

A heartwarming father/son story with a familiar school setting – the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

 

Bertie wants to drive trucks and diggers, just like his daddy. But today there’s a special surprise waiting for him at school that might mean that Bertie’s day and Daddy’s day won’t be so different . . .

From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! and Shh! We Have a Plan, comes the ultimate bedtime book. A series of exquisitely coloured cut pages of increasing size introduce woodland families – bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice – who are all beginning to feel really … rather … tired … YAWN! “Dear me,” says Great Big Bear, “it must be time for bed!” But Little Bear is certainly not sleepy – he’s wide awake! (For now…) With sublime, starry night time scenes and an infectious yawny “Good night” refrain, Chris Haughton creates a lulling bedtime read, perfect for parents and children to share together.

It might seem like he’s putting his toys away, brushing his teeth and climbing into bed, but actually he’s riding through a hallway forest, jumping over bathroom crocodiles and climbing a castle wall – no wonder he is exhausted and falls straight to sleep.

In the Darkness of the Night takes the reader through the sounds that a young child hears whilst curled up in bed waiting to fall asleep.

 

From the familiar, reassuring noises of the family and the home including muffled voices and humming pipes. Next we move out into the garden, with the snuffling and screeching of foxes. And then suddenly what s that? Zoom! A car speeds by and a distant siren sounds.

 

Then the illustrations expand to the city beyond, as we see those who work throughout the night, such as cleaners or nurses. And finally, as the sun rises, the early morning sounds begin with the birdsong, clatter of dustbins and letterboxes as the city wakes up again.

 

Emily Rand takes us on a gentle journey through the night, looking at all the sounds and activity that happen whilst you re tucked up warm in your bed!