The Sava Chair

Nicholas and his cousin Chantelle are on holiday at Aunty Em’s house at the beach.

On the last day of their holiday, they notice a mysterious object in the river.

Join them as they discover what it is and decide what they will do with it.

Written by Josephine Carson-Barr and illustrated by Simon Barr

$19.95$55.00 incl. GST

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The third book in The Chair Series features Aunty Em’s ten top tips for saving the planet and sustainability themes. A great story to enjoy with 2-5 year olds who love finding the clever details in the awesome illustrations. Set in New Zealand with some Te Reo and NZ Sign Language and a fun counting game.

Available in standard picture book size and a big book format ideal for classrooms and other ‘read aloud’ situations.

Reviews for Josephine Carson-Barr’s books

“‘The Goodbye Chair’ and  ‘The Chill Out Chair’ – I loved these books and my grandchildren loved them even more. The books incorporate sometimes difficult and typical situations that young children frequently experience. The adventures are surrounded with emotional and social language, and behaviours, which promote the opportunities for self and guided learning and problem solving. The illustrations are a wonderful source of debate. They openly invite children to express their own opinions about how they interpret what is happening and what is going to happen.
These 2 books I would definitely recommend to demonstrate CARE reading. (The Incredible Years.)
C. Comment  about the picture
A. Ask open ended questions
R. Respond to your child’s responses with praise and encouragement
E. Expand on what your child says.
Another big plus is the books encompass and promote understanding of culture, and environments, and use English, Te Reo and signing.
I have equally enjoyed : ‘The Sava Chair‘ and ‘Waata the Weta’
The books will be a delight for children 2- 8 years.”
~ Jan Kerr, Early Intervention Teacher and Mentor/Facilitator for The Incredible Years

Kiwi author Josephine Carson-BarrJosephine Carson-Barr

Find out more about Josephine Carson-Barr and her illustrator son Simon Barr via Jo’s author page.

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Big book format, Softcover edition

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VA Publishing


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