This poem tells the story of how the Loch Ness monster, weary of having her existence denied, sets off towards London....
|Title||:||Nessie the Mannerless Monster|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
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Nessie the Mannerless Monster Reviews
Nessie the Mannerless Monster lives in Scotland, at the bottom of Loch Ness. She is sick and tired of people thinking she doesn’t exist, and so decides to set off on the road to London, via Yorkshire, to meet the Queen. This is a humorous, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny book that would be appreciated most by younger children – perhaps most suitable for years 1-3. I think children will enjoy the book for its humour – the beginning of the story is particularly funny as Nessie sets off on the road to London, getting into all sorts of trouble along the way, eating lots of people and living up to her ‘mannerless’ name! As well as being funny, the story also has potential to spark off some interesting conversations if read to a class of children, due to the breadth of its content. For example, it would be a fun book to read to a class if they were studying a topic on dinosaurs, or if they were going on a class trip to London (Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square are two famous landmarks mentioned in the story), or even if they were studying the Royal family.
This book tells the story of the Loch Ness monster, Nessie, who refuses to be ignored any longer. She travels all the way to London to meet the Queen however faces many obstacles in her way. There is a discussion about her manners, which may help teach young children of the word and what it entails. Nessie finally meets the Queen and is made Vice- Regent of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book also helps naming different parts of the country as she walks from Edinburgh in Scotland, to Northumberland, to Yorkshire and finally to London. This may help young children become familiar with different names of various counties. I believe this book would be aimed at primary level key stage two, and most probably ages 8+. It is an interesting read with simple illustrations, yet certain aspects of the story may confuse young children, as it is not very clear why Nessie is travelling to London and why the public dislike her.
Nessie the Mannerless Monster by Ted Hughes is a beautifully written book, full of poetry and humour. It is very very entertaining and is a perfect book for a class reading to 5-6 year olds. The broad subject matter and fast pace of the book would enable a flowing discussion on the themes or open questions such as, ‘What does Nessie look like?’As the story is about Nessie travelling down from Scotland to London it could be a useful aid for a lesson on places in the UK (with a particular emphasis on Yorkshire as you would expect from Hughes). It could also be used to set the scene for a trip to the zoo or a lesson on dinosaurs.Two interesting and simple lesson ideas immediately spring to mind when reading the book: firstly, as a possible lead in to teaching poetry and encouraging the class to write poetry, and secondly a lesson on verbs and adjectives. The book is full of useful vocabulary.This is a gem of a book. It is both entertaining and fun.
Just terrible. Aimless and illogical storyline and awful forced rhyme (or near rhyme) throughout. There were a few poetic lines in the middle when they visited the zoo, describing the animals reactions to Nessie, and I enjoyed them. The rest was painful to read... thankfully brief. I keep forgetting that despite Hughes' fine reputation as a writer, I really don't like a lot of his children's writing.
not as good as the iron man.