You may have guessed by now that I am a fan of Julia Donaldson’s books for children and The Troll is no exception.
I was interested to see a new (to me) illustrator David Roberts work in this one and the pictures are as colourful and fun as ever. I think David’s troll is quite adorable don’t you?
The story is told in rhyme about a troll who lives under a bridge – because that’s where trolls live and some pirates who are searching for treasure because that’s what pirates do. However the two worlds collide and things get a bit muddled up as the troll accidentally finds the pirate’s treasure instead of the goat.
Of course trolls are renowned for shouting out to people crossing over the bridge
which the girls LOVE reading out loud. The story is easy to follow and they both read it well on their own.
We talked about drawing treasure maps and what we’d like to find in the box. A brilliant idea for all pirate lovers out there.
Red Ted Art has some fantastic ideas for making pirates and pirate related craft
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