It wasn’t a carnivorous plant.
It wasn’t a venomous snake.
It wasn’t a bristly wolf or a deep ravine.
It was worse. Much, much worse.
If you love an adventure and a bit of alliteration then you will love Beware the deep dark forest by Sue Whiting and Annie White.
Rosie is off to find her dog Tinky who has run off into a forest full of scary things. With only bravery in her backpack, Rosie is determined to find it – despite warnings from her Grandmother and Father.
Teacher’s will not only love reading this story to their class because it is a wonderful story, they will also love it because of the literacy devices!
There is alliteration
There are so many great adjectives of varying degrees
And there is a great plot to engage with.
The illustrations are a great way to explore visual literacy – look at the colours, Rosie’s expressions and the use of different types of font.
We have loved reading Beware the deep dark forest by Sue Whiting and Annie White and thinking of many new ways we could describe the snakes, plants and wolf!