Thank you. I have room on the broom and the smartest giant in town - I will get them out and see if they are suitable.
I have also thought of "Peace at Last" jill murphy - lots of sounds to join in - but hoping the older ones won't think it's babyish? but lots of repetition - "oh no, said Mr Bear, I can't stand this" and moving into different rooms of the house.
Thanks. I did the Gruffalo in the end because there is a lot of repetition and they know some body parts.
I took in a few props - a mouse/fox/owl/snake and it went well - I also projected a powerpoint I found online where someone had scanned the pages of the book so the children could all see the pictures.
It went well during the story, but then afterwards the teachers wanted the kids to talk and it was baking hot and the end of the day and so they weren't listening to each other at all.
Still, I'm pleased with how it went and am now on the look-out for a new book for next year - I willl bear in mind the suggestions on the thread.