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Always Great, Never Late!

Always great.

by Bill Nagelkerke

illustrations by Kat Chadwick

Book cover of JJ 48.

The boy in this humorous narrative is ready for school but fears he’s going to be late (again) because Mum is not ready for work. The boy, who is also the narrator, drops intriguing hints about what Mum does for a living. Readers have many opportunities to identify clues and speculate about Mum and her work and to enjoy the irony in the contrast between her motto (“Always great, never late”) and her actions. This narrative also includes snappy dialogue, jokes, and plays on words.

Gold 1

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: motto, humour, late, relationships, family, magician

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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