Trumpets of Happiness and Other Stories
Following on from his popular first reader, Patter-Paws the Fox, Masters presents us with twelve more stories for school-age readers. This time his exuberant tales are related more closely to the modern, urban experience of city dwellers. We are introduced to many new and delightful characters, both animal and human, such as Rory the guide dog and his master Scotty, Trevor the puzzled postman, Wriggly-Caterpillar, and Fudge-fed Bee. Once again, the narratives are complemented by the inspiring illustrations of Brian Gold.
As with his earlier book, the author has taken great care in crafting structure and style, with the intention of building self-confidence for children when they read. The stories are ranked according to certain principles, and the visual elements of the text has been carefully considered.
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Terry the Terrier and Bluster the Blackbird
SquirrelFlickTail and the May Day Fair
Trumpets of Happiness
Wriggly Caterpillar and Shiny Beetle
Worrying Wasp Mother Swan and the Lucky Canoeists
How Rory came to Play with Flotsam
The Puzzled Postman the Coloured Balloons and
Mrs Marks Groceries and the FudgeFed Bee
Bluster the Blackbird bottle bread rolls Bureau de Change Burrowing Worm butterfly buzzed cage canoe carton of milk chicks chunky conker clarinets conker tree Curly Curly's cygnets daffodils Day Fair dewy Easter excited eyes five eggs flicked his tail floating funny garden Ginger the Guinea-Pig green Grey-Wing Pigeon groceries guard dog guide-dog happened Hello How's hurdy-gurdy inside jam sandwich knew Labrador Floppy-Ears lake laughed letterbox little bee looked luck monkey Mother Swan nest nettle no-one oak tree old lady's park perched pigeon-toed plink plonk Postman Punch and Judy puzzled Robin Red-Breast roof-top Rory rubbish bins sandwich box sausage scampered Scotty shiny Shiny-Beetle smiling song soon Spindly Spider spring squirrel stars swan's feather Tassa's telephone kiosk tent Terry the Terrier thought toes Trevor Ursula violinist wedding wings worm-casts Worrying Wasp Wriggly-Caterpillar yellow balloon yellow trumpets