Trixie's hilarious diary, written by acclaimed children's writer, Ros Asquith, tells of her plans to be a world famous trumpet player, horse rider and first child president of the world. She is also determined to teach animals to read! But when her beloved puppy is sick, everything changes.
Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.
Text type: A humorous recount.
A hilarious diary for her pet dog on pages 54-55 allow children to further explore the diary format, while reviewing the book from another perspective.
Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us. Developing our school grounds.
This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Ros Asquith is well-known to Guardian readers for her strip cartoon Doris, which ran for over ten years. She is also the succesful author of children's books, notably the Letty Chubb Teenage Worrier series for teenagers published by Piccadilly and Puffin. She lives in North London with her husband - a jazz critic - and two teenage sons.