At the end of last year school year all students worked very hard to put together a concert for the parents, a lovely way to end another school year. I may be biased but I thought the act of our reception class was by far the best, they sang their little hearts out and were totally adorable. With their heartfelt performance of Annie’s ‘Hard Knock Life’ they definitely had me tearing up.
The story of Annie has managed to touch many hearts since it’s first release in the 80’s, the musical was a big hit and with the revamped Annie movie now in cinemas people are falling in love with Annie all over again. Have your children met Annie yet? This gorgeous spotty copy of Annie, published by Puffin Books Australia, would make a great gift for young readers and a perfect book to kick off your child’s reading journey for the new school year.
Annie (RRP $14.95), written by Thomas Edward Meehan, tells the story of an orphaned little girl with a head of red, unruly hair who is living the hard knock life in a New York City orphanage. No matter how difficult life is and how cold and mean head mistress Miss Hannigan may be, feisty, stubborn and loveable Annie doesn’t stop dreaming of the day her own parents will return to take her home.
After eleven years of waiting Annie decides to run away, if her parents aren’t coming to pick her up she will go find them herself. Without money or a bed to sleep in Annie’s days on the street are full of adventures and she meets many interesting characters along the way. When Annie’s life is about to be turned around for good horrible Miss Hannigan makes a last attempt to ruin Annie’s future. Will Annie find her forever home or will Miss Hannigan have the last laugh?
To find out more about Annie, published by Puffin Books Australia, visit www.puffin.com.au.