Friday, 26 May 2017


Welcome to Sally's book-a-day-for-2017 blog. If unfamiliar with the blog, scroll down.

Elizabeth (Post 146)

Elizabeth (1986) is a rhyming picture book text written around the same time as Dreadful David (Post 4) and Emma Jane's Zoo (Post 65). Like them, it's about a child whose behaviour challenges his or her family, like them, it tells the story with verses and refrains, but unlike them it was published as an educational reading scheme book. It's an easy book to read aloud and lends itself to singing. (It was indeed done as an audio cassette.) 
What can we do, what can we do, about Elizabeth... What could we do, what should we do...

Elizabeth does all sorts of things, and her inventive mind and agile body get her in and out of trouble. Finally, one of her experiments pays off handsomely. For once, Elizabeth is not a pest.

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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