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Mango the Arrowtown School cat by Wendy Clarke, illus. by the children of Arrowtown school

May 2, 2018

mangoMango the Arrowtown School cat by Wendy Clarke, illus. by the children of Arrowtown school. Pub. Wendy Clarke of Arrowtown school.

The children of Arrowtown school and their teachers are very proud of Mango the big ginger cat who visits them every day. He can be found in the library, in the sick bay, in the play ground and anywhere he is comfortable.

Tom is having his first day at Arrowtown school and he is a bit scared. With help of Ginnie, “a girl with lots of plaits and a big wide smile”, and Mango, Tom soon relaxes and enjoys school.

While Wendy Clarke wrote this story it is the children who illustrate the book and it is beautifully done. Mango is drawn and coloured in, fourteen times and we have portraits of Tom and Ginnie and the conniving Mrs Blunt who seems to want Mango all to herself.

A splendid way to get children into reading and to learn the power and necessity for books. The illustrations are a treat and a great way to learn to respect animals and how pets can give nourishment to the school environment.

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