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    • ISBN:9781445156491
    • Publication date:23 May 2019
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The Town Makeover

Noah Learns About Community Pride

By Deborah Chancellor
Illustrated by Elif Balta Parks

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A series of picture books that explore British values through fun stories

This book explores the theme of civic or community pride in shared spaces and is suitable for young children aged 5+. Noah is really looking forward to his favourite magician visiting his town but he thinks his town needs a makeover before he comes. He and his family and friends get to work clearing litter and decorating the town. But how do they all feel when it looks like the magician can't make it after all?

The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.

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  • ISBN: 9781445156484
  • Publication date: 14 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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