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This Little Piggy Plays Hide & Seek

Advantages: Great for any fan of the show
Disadvantages: none

...***Background*** It is the animation talents of Neville Astley and Mark Baker that have brought Peppa Pig to our screens through Milkshake on Channel 5. The show has been running since 2004 and has been a firm favourite with our son since the start. ...

belfin 17.11.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Peppa Pig Hide & Seek - Neville Astley

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Advantages: Classic look and feel, easy to follow, nothing too scary
Disadvantages: Not the most involving of texts

... I'll keep it to help me remember Mr Benn was one of the best-loved television characters of my childhood. (Oh dear, I'm showing my age now!) From the early 1970s onwards, the simple animations involving the highly distinctive drawings of David McKe ...

davidbuttery 11.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Mr Benn: Gladiator - David McKee

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How Fat Is Your Cat?

Advantages: Great for rhyme and emergent readers.
Disadvantages: Not ideal for a large group.

The series of books is 'designed to help the development of literacy skills in children learning to read and spell three and sometimes 4 letter words' or as I call them CVC words. This book is one of 5 books in an excellent series of books called 'Fun ...

neenn 07.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Fat Cat - Sue Graves

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Christmas Crafts

Advantages: Creative seasonal activities and ideas
Disadvantages: Quite a lot of adult input / help needed

ΔΔΔ Introduction ΔΔΔ I am quite a fan of Usborne Activities books relating to things to 'make and do' that I have bought for my niece who is a huge fan of everything to do with princesses, fairies, ballerinas etc. I a ...

neenn 07.12.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Christmas Fairy Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities) - Rebecca Gilpin

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What ho, thieves

Advantages: Packed with incident, excellent atmosphere, Port Blacksand!
Disadvantages: One vital choice you simply cannot get right except by a lucky guess

Of the earlier entries in the long-running Fighting Fantasy series of solo adventure gamebooks, City of Thieves (book five in both the original Puffin series and the later Wizard Books editions; book six in the 2009 reboot) is one of the best remembered ...

davidbuttery 28.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of City Of Thieves - Ian Livingstone

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