A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger. Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good? It is part of a series Behaviour Matter s, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch
Sue Graves has taught for thirty years in Cheshire schools. She has been writing for more than ten years and has written well over a hundred books for children and young adults. "Nearly everyone loves computer games. They are popular with all age groups - especially young adults. but i've often thought it would be amazing to play a computer game for real. ToMore about Sue Graves
Jane Clarke is a talented writer . She was shortlisted for the Fidler Award in 1998. Jane has also written Smoky Dragons (Little Tiger Press), Plodney Creeper, Supersloth (Egmont, 'Blue Bananas series'), as well as numerous poems published in collections. She enjoys helping out at the local Primary School and visiting schools all over the UK and Benelux.More about Trevor Dunton