Ben and the Icky-Ooky-Sticky-Smick by Sally Sutton, Illustrated by Gary Venn
When Ben’s popcorn eating Icky-Ooky-Sticky-Smick goes missing the family is in an uproar. mum runs into his cribble-crabble-sscuffle-snuck and sister Zara is ambushed by his ticki-tocki-flicky-flock.
Ben’s other imaginary insects also escape from their glass tank and it takes grandad who looks remarkably like an insect himself to work out a way to capture the Icky-ooky-sticky-smick.
Great for language and a brilliant read-a-loud for juniors.Gary Venn’s illustrations capture the action very well and his imaginative drawings of the strange insects makes them real and believable.
There are also lessons to be learned in this early science picture book . An essential purchase for junior school libraries and for the home. Your children will want to hear you reading it time and again. Just try getting your tongue around a lurky-murky-dottle-spot or a poople-popple-pigle-snop.. Excellent.