By Author / Illustrator
Devon Sillett, Anil Tortop
A book sits abandoned on a living room shelf. While the Blossburn family happily gets on with other things like watching TV and playing video games, the book aches to be read. The longer it sits abandoned, the more it aches. At last the book can't take it any longer. Slowly it starts to swell. Then it starts to leak! At first it's only a small trickle, but eventually the Blossburns can no longer ignore the octopus, crabs and other marine life that are swirling around their suburban home. And when pirates sail out of the book, the family must band together to reclaim their living room. Can J.J. and his parents find a way to get the characters back in the book? And in the process, will they discover that sometimes books are the best fun of all? The Leaky Story is an action-packed adventure into the wonderful world of books, the power of the imagination, the art of storytelling and the importance of family.
This fast moving great little adventure story reminds us of the importance of simply switching off the television and allowing your imagination to embark on an adventure. The story starts with a book literally bursting to be read. JJ, the boy in the story, notices the drip, drip, drop from the shelf and can resist no longer. There on he embarks on an adventure that even Mum, Dad and the neighbours find impossible to resist. Young writers can take inspiration from the every day things around them and begin to invent and steer a simple story. This book provides a great platform for role play, where children can talk through an adventure around a classroom, or particular room at home. The story embraces the childhood imagination and their ability to bring to life an adventure and how we, as adults, can also embark on the journey - if we dare! Must be better than switching on the television!
Suggested Reading Age 5+