National Year of Reading, teachers' resources

Fabulous First Line Friday (30 March)

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, we thought it would be interesting to share some first lines from books on our bookshelves. So, every Friday for the rest of the year we’re posting a fabulous first line here on Soup Blog.

Here’s today’s Fabulous First Line*:

Jack Gordon was up early and dressed before his parents began to stir.

What do you think—if you opened a book and read that first line, would you want to read on?

Do you know the name of the book? (We’ll put it in at the end of this post so you can try to guess first.)

*For the purposes of Fabulous First Line Friday, we’re counting the first line as the first line of chapter 1 in any book. So if there is an introduction or an author’s note or something before chapter 1, we don’t count that bit …






The book is 68 Teeth, an Aussie Chomps book by James Moloney