Through the Gate
By Sally Fawcett
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step.
But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.
Within the illustrations is a ‘spot the difference’ game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.
Huntingdon class 2-4 gave the book 5 stars
They thoroughly enjoyed the story we read it twice to see if we could find all the changes throughout the story.
Sometimes change can turn out to be wonderful thing.
Gracie aged 7 she gave the book 5 stars
She thought the book was great and loved the illustrations.
Her favourite part was playing spot the difference on each page.
She thought this would be a great book for anyone who has go through a big change.
But anyone can like it.