New book REDCAP released by Purple Mash Publishing with free downloadable resources and additional material for Purple Mash schools

REDCAP, an inspirational and heart warming tale written to help children appreciate how love can overcome hardship, has been brought to life by Purple Mash Publishing, complete with a teachers pack accessible for all schools and a suite of supporting downloadable interactive activities available for Purple Mash users.


REDCAP is the uplifting story of a little boy who lives with his mother in an enchanted wood. After she falls ill, REDCAP is determined to look after her and make her well again.


As a little boy, REDCAP faces many challenges in his quest to navigate the unrelenting woods. but he discovers that he possesses infinite strength, self-confidence and a burning desire to never give up. Helped by his woodland friends, Robby Robin, Sammy Squirrel, Softy Sheepdog and a woodsman called Mr Bobbins. REDCAP realises that anything is possible when you have love, determination and good friends by your side.


The book is published by Purple Mash Publishing, part of the 2Simple group, who are the creators of Purple Mash – an award-winning cross curricular website for primary school children, enabling them to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. Cloud-based, it delivers an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games.


Purple Mash resources are currently used by over 11,000 schools and educational establishments across the UK. 


To support the publication of REDCAP, Purple Mash has created a selection of printable teaching resources including quizzes, character interviews, diary entry and storyboarding. All have been designed by experienced educational professionals to optimise learning, with the free resources focusing on the book whilst the additional Purple Mash activities hone in on the key themes raised during REDCAP’S adventures.


Commenting on the publication of REDCAP, Nigel Canin, Co-Founder of 2Simple said: “We are delighted to bring the adventures of REDCAP to primary school children in a way which is informative and accessible to all. The teaching resources that support this book provide the perfect opportunity to extend discussions into the classroom and apply the themes to everyday life in a way that promotes inclusivity, compassion and camaraderie,”


A QR code is available to access free printable teaching resources. Purple Mash subscribers can access additional interactive online resources, just search REDCAP inside Purple Mash.


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