The Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris. Book review by Lily Sadler (Aged 9)

by Dave Sadler

Daddy loves the Romans Mummy the ancient Greeks Little fox just doesn’t get it He thinks his parents are geeks What is with all the photos? A shovel in the hand, Daddy fox says it is a magic trick That takes you to long lost lands……

I kindly received the Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris yesterday. I opened it and left it on the side while I went for a bath after work. My family came in and i heard my 9 year old daughter ask her Mum what it was, and automatically began reading it to my 4 year old son. The cheek, someone reading a virgin book before me. What I was astounded at was they read and listened in full. No asking straight for tablets or TV.

My daughter is at the age where she has been studying the Stone age, the Vikings and Medieval times in school, with a recent school trip to York. My Son has several mini metal detectors and in pre school recently talked the teachers and fellow class mates into digging up the school grounds for treasure. So much so I had to find historic maps of the area for the project he had inadvertently begun.

So. Seeing as this book is written for a younger age group, I asked my daughter, to review the Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris.

Additionally with the agreement of the author, I have been able to forward the book to other children of friends and to Buglawton Primary School, Congleton Cheshire, for review as a class topic.

Dave Sadler – Editor

The Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris. reviewed by Lily Sadler, aged 9, Buglawton Primary School, Congleton, Cheshire.

I think the book is very nice, it tells you about lots of things with lovely pictures that show you what the book is telling you and the fox is thinking about.

So the little fox has lots to think about and decide what to do. He thinks does he want to be like his mum and dad when he is older.

I think I learnt some things from the book. It is very nice to read, my brother and other small children can also understand the story by the pictures and it will help them learn to read.

There is lots of history in the book. My favourite pages are the last pages with all the little sketches and Little fox finally liking history.

I also now want to learn more about archaeology, especially Skara-Brae.

I give it a big thumbs up.

Briefly reviewed by Mason Sadler aged 4, Busy Bees Pre School, Buglawton, Congleton, Cheshire.

I liked the book. its very good. I liked the Fox and him digging in the snow. My favourite bits were his Daddy and Mummy dressed up.

Jacob Jackson age 6, Buglawton Primary School, Congleton, Cheshire.

‘Epic – I like the cave mice bit’

Aaron Jackson age 8, Buglawton Primary School, Congleton, Cheshire.

‘It was good, I liked the bit about Skara-Brae. It would have been good to read when we did our Stone Age topic at school’

You can find this book at Amazon – the Archaeology Fox by Stuart Harris.




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