Stuck Inside

Stuck Inside

By Author / Illustrator

Sally Anne Garland


Picture Books

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Sunbird Books








What do you do when you're STUCK INSIDE and all the fun is outside? Tilly has to stay in until a big storm passes by. Her pup Toby has to stay in until his sore paw gets better. And there is absolutely, positively nothing fun to do. Then a hopeful Toby brings Tilly his leash, and Tilly gets an idea!

With delightful illustrations, this sweet story of exploration, creativity, and seeing old things in a new light will spark the imagination of any child who feels stuck.



A beautifully written story with delightful illustrations that gave me a real sense of the characters' emotions and feelings.

The story focuses on a dog and a young girl who have to stay inside until a storm passes. It provides an opportunity for discussion about imaginary play and how everyday resources can be used to explore and pretend.

The careful use of the verbs add to the language and these could be unpicked with children to develop and expand their vocabulary. I did note the American spelling of marvelled...

Overall, a book to be enjoyed with EYFS and KS1 children to help them see that anything can be used to play and have fun. It shows children that they hold the key to imagination inside themselves!

Picture book / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Susanne Hodgson, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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