This book is full of excitement and mystery! In this video, Mum really uses her voice to bring the book to life, add suspense and excitement to the story and engage her son.
Using your voice creatively with a range of tones is a great way to help children learn new words and make sense of the story. Speaking slowly and clearly also helps children develop their own speaking skills.
There is lots of scope to expand on the story and use your own imagination. Notice how the mum in this video really elaborates the ending and explains it clearly so that her son understands. She also extends it and tells it from the dog’s point of view.
This is a great book to encourage conversation and creativity. After you’ve read it, you might even want to head out on your own walk and see what ‘somethings’ you can find down a hole.