Smart Stories For Clever Kids


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By Gemma Lees

ISBN: 978-1-84991-775-9
Published: 2013
Pages: 42
Key Themes: Children’s Literature, Mental Health, Racism, Feelings, Disability


Gemma Lees was inspired to write this collection of stories after becoming disillusioned with the range of issue-based children’s books currently available on the market. Her aim was to use the kind of bright, colourful and off-the-wall characters used in popular children’s television programmes and language that would appeal to a range of ages. The book was designed to be read to children in Key Stage 1 and by those in Key Stage 2. The four allegorical stories do not overtly portray their messages and were written to be enjoyable first and foremost, whilst also teaching children about attitudes towards mental health problems, racism, feelings and disability.

About the Author

Gemma Lees was born in 1983 and grew up in Bury, Lancashire. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Writing for Stage, Screen and Radio and a PGDE specialising in literacy. She has been working as a freelance writer since graduation and uses her experiences of mental health problems and dyslexia/dyspraxia in her writing and to encourage and help others to write and share their work. This is her second book with Chipmunka, the first being a collection of poems aimed at adults, ‘A Method In My Madness’


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