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Posted by Tom, August 6, 2013

Join in with our next Reading Group this week

This Thursday we’ll be hosting our third Nosy Crow Reading Group – this month we’re talking about A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, recent winner of the Branford Boase award.

We’ll be partnering with The Guardian once again – so if you aren’t coming to the event in London, you’ll still be able to join in with the discussion online, at a page of The Guardian’s website, and on Twitter with the #NCGKids hashtag.

Once again we’ve prepared a few discussion points to get you thinking in advance – here’s some of what we might talk about:

1) Is A Boy and a Bear in a Boat an allegory? If so, what for?

2) How did you feel about the way the book ends? What do you think is in store for the boy and the bear after the novel’s end?

3) Did you find it funny?

4) What you think the illustrations add to the story?

5) Who is this book “for”?

If you have other areas you’d like to discuss, or questions you’d like to raise, do please leave a comment below. And if you’ve not yet read A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, you can order it from the Guardian Bookshop here.

Our discussion will start at around 6.30pm on Thursday – we hope you can join us online then!