13th October '18
Once my class are ready for chapter books I'll definitely be reading this to them.
In a similar vein to the previous Daisy and the Trouble with... books, Daisy and her friends experience a series of mishaps while on their school trip.
The class are excited to learn they are going to Bobbington Hall and rumours begin to surface as they think about what can be found in old houses...suits of armour, olden toilets and even secret passages. The class make a secret pact to hunt for secret passages, the only problem is that once they get on the trip they have a worksheet of questions to complete. As they hunt for different ways to open secret hatches, trapdoors and corridors, the children get into a heap of trouble and many are sent back to the coach.
As children get lost in the maze, pull the chopper on a suit of armour and try to get coins out of a fountain, it becomes clear that this school trip is turning out to be nothing but trouble. But who will get to sit on the golden cushion for answering the most questions correctly on the worksheet?
I enjoyed this book. The experience of going on a school trip would be quite a new one for my class of year 1 children but many others will have experienced the fun of going on trips and being an ambassador for their school (though hopefully not all the troubles that Daisy had!) I did feel for Mrs Peters and Miss Fletcher...though I do think they must have had a very small class to have no other staff on the trip!!
I loved the simple illustrations and the repeated "the trouble with" throughout the story. I also liked the inclusion of the trouble index at the end of the story.
I'll definitely be adding this to our school library and aiming to get my hands on a couple of the others!