'Rabbit who Lost his Shadow' finds home in Exmouth schools

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 April 2015

A book written by the late Barbara Smale was handed over to local school children at the Exmouth library this week. The youngsters from Exeter Road primary are pictured with their headteacher Paul Gosling, Chris Launder from the library, Barbara's husband Colin, illustrator Jemma Cholawo, publishers Rachel and Drummond Johnstone and Judy Vallance who sponsored the publication. The book will be given out free to local schools. Ref exe 3280-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A book written by the late Barbara Smale was handed over to local school children at the Exmouth library this week. The youngsters from Exeter Road primary are pictured with their headteacher Paul Gosling, Chris Launder from the library, Barbara's husband Colin, illustrator Jemma Cholawo, publishers Rachel and Drummond Johnstone and Judy Vallance who sponsored the publication. The book will be given out free to local schools. Ref exe 3280-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Children from Exeter Road Community Primary School have got their hands on a new book written by an Exmouth author.

wo copies of The Rabbit who Lost his Shadow will be given to every primary school in the town.

The book, containing 15 stories, was written by the late Barbara Smale, who spent much of life in Emxouth.

The pupils from Exeter Road School accepted their copies on behalf of children from across the town at Exmouth Library.

They were joined at the ceremony by their headteacher, Paul Gosling, as well as friends of the book’s author and representatives of publishers Southgate.

Paul said: “As chairman of the Exmouth Learning Committee, I am very pleased to receive these books on behalf of Exmouth and I am sure they will be good for children’s social and emotional development.

“Developing children’s interest in reading is a vital part of education and, here at Exeter Road, we are committed that every child leaves primary school to be able to read at an appropriate level.”

Accompanying the 64-page book will be a CD containing six school assemblies, using the book as a basis for learning.

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