I-Message Interactive Communication: Gorkle Education Activity

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Gorkle is a story that focuses on delivering messages – literally, through appropriate means of digital and face-to-face communication. Reinforcing the notion of effective communication and social skills through a digital learning platform, students can practice using ‘I-messages’ in a range of scenarios. That is, they will speak to one another using READ MORE

Character QandA with Gorkle

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 Join us for this intriguing interview with the gremlin himself, Gorkle, who is here visiting from cyberspace! Gorkle tells us about his experience with the floating text messages and meeting the humans. Thanks, Gorkle! 🙂 Gorkle, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today! Thanks for making the trip!               Thank you READ MORE

Technology Can be Fun, But Always be Safe – Article by Penny Macoun

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day3 Ah, technology. Can’t live with it, can’t live without out. More of the latter, actually. Whilst there are times when technology won’t behave, it’s a vital part of our existence and the advancements over the years are truly remarkable. For children using devices and engaging with various platforms, there are many elements READ MORE

#BookReview: Gorkle by Penny Macoun and Anam Akram

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 #BookReview Gorkle, Penny Macoun (author), Anam Akram (illus.), ©Penny Macoun 2019, November 2020.   Blurb: Gorkle is a gremlin who lives in cyberspace. He doesn’t like where he lives, it’s a miserable place because there are no bright colours anywhere. He likes the look of Earth. He really likes the brightly coloured READ MORE

Say Hello to Gorkle in this #BookGiveaway!

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day2 Say ‘Hello!’ for a CHANCE to WIN Gorkle!  Gorkle is a funny and energetic tale of friendship, communication and technology, and understanding the consequences of impulsive behaviour! For your CHANCE to WIN this vivacious picture book, all you need to do is say; ‘Hello!‘ You will be in the running to win a copy ‘Gorkle’ by Penny Macoun and READ MORE

Communicating Across the Blogosphere with Penny Macoun and Gorkle

#gorkle #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day1 What a delight to introduce a debut children’s author, passionate about writing, the arts, education and technology! Welcome, Penny Macoun, picture book author of newly released, Gorkle! This is a sweet and funny story of an impulsive gremlin, enamoured by the shining text messages that float from Earth towards his dull planet READ MORE

Go Away, Foxy Foxy Education: Creative Thinking and Working Together

#goawayfoxyfoxy #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of creative thinking and working together to solve a problem in Karen Hendriks and Naomi Greaves’ picture book, Go Away, Foxy Foxy, today we will be focusing on writing and discussion activities, a fun partner craft and a calming task to relieve the nerves. Children will be READ MORE

Jasper’s Jumbled up Words Learning Language Tasks

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day5 Drawing on the themes of speech and language development, confidence and family support in Marg Gibbs’ and Emma Stuart’s picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, today we will be focusing on practising saying, identifying and playing with words with the help of a supportive carer. Children will be able to understand READ MORE

#InterviewByBook with Mikah’s Big Move by Tabitha Page

Title: Mikah’s Big Move Author: Tabitha J Page Illustrator: Alexander Kulieshov Publisher: NA Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: 3-7 Themes: Anxiety, Hearing Loss, Communication, Change, Courage Dear Mikah, It’s an honour to welcome you to our #InterviewByBook questionnaire! Thank you for having me! Let’s begin with ‘the plug’! Please tell us a bit about READ MORE