Synopsis – This book is about Michael who regularly visits Mrs Pettigrew who lives by the sea with her donkey, dogs and hens. However, plans are made to build a power station where her railway carriage is.

My thoughts – I liked the illustrations by Peter Bailey that run throughout the book, and the larger font makes the book less intimidating for less confident readers. I personally didn’t really enjoy reading this book, however, I think younger children would enjoy this book more. There are some words in the book that children may not be familiar with, which would develop their vocabulary.

Classroom ideas – Children could continue writing the book or rewrite the ending, this would ensure that they have understood the plot of the book and the characters well.

The children could research power stations and have a debate about the pros and cons of them, and whether they would like a power station built in their local area.