Cid and Mo are the authors of the Janksters series of books and are passionate about putting the enjoyment and pleasure back into reading. They feel strongly that the world of literacy should be available to everyone and that small changes would unlock reading for many and enable all children to become part of the reading world. Cid and Mo found that by removing barriers to reading, they could help readers see texts as appealing and achievable rather than daunting and difficult. As teachers they know exactly how to inspire children to develop a love of reading. Their philosophy is to - keep it fun, keep it simple, keep it real!
'The 'Janksters' has inspired and opened up my classes minds - they are actively engaged in writing their own story (even after SATs!!) The Janksters engages all abilities - supports reluctant readers but also allows higher ability to 'flair' and be creative with their ideas. The short boy friendly 'chunks' are appealing to reluctant readers.'
Y6 Teacher Hady Primary Chesterfield
The ideal book for all children, especially reluctant readers in Key Stage 2. Funny! Fast moving! Full of action! Perfect for boys (and girls!) who like stories that make them laugh! Billy and Sam are The Janksters - boys who love pranks. They buy a special slug from Uncle Tallis' joke shop with hilarious consequences! A TALKING SLUG - what more would a boy want?
'I was really impressed - both Cid and Mo were professional, organised, engaging, exciting and inspirational. All of the children were involved and at some points mesmerised. This truly is the way to get children excited about literacy!'
Y5 Teacher Allenton Primary Derby
I loved the book and I could not stop reading it until I finished it! - It was funny! - It was the best book I have ever read! - I would tell my friends to read it.