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This finale Shines

Advantages: Everything
Disadvantages: Nothing

...the book Shine is the third and final book in the Shade trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready. The book was released on 7th June 2012 by Simon & Schuster and it is 416 pages long. Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com) Life can change in an instan ...

linzee_loulabelle 03.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Shine - Jeri Smith-Ready

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Not your run-of-the-mill fairy stories

Advantages: Original idea; off-beat humour; great illustrations
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to those who want traditional tales

...It is probably obvious from the title that “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” is a collection of alternative versions of traditional fairy tales. Author Jon Scieszka offers “Cinderumpelstiltskin”, “The Tortoise and the Hair”, “The Princ ...

denella 02.05.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Jon Scieszka

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A cat called Splat.

Advantages: Reassuring for children, depth to story, humour
Disadvantages: Will consolidate core vocabulary.

Going to school or nursery for the first time is one of those events which looms improbably large in the minds of both children and parents. For little people used to hanging out with a relatively small group of people, the thought of spending a whole ...

tallulahbang 19.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Splat the Cat - Rob Scotton

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Cats chase mice - or do they?

Advantages: Full of humour
Disadvantages: Story not wildly exciting

Splat the Cat wakes up early on his first day at Cat School. He is worried about starting school and makes all sorts of excuses for not going: he's having a bad hair day, or the gate won't let go of his fingers. Mum, however, has an answer for everything, ...

denella 29.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Splat the Cat - Rob Scotton

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Splat the Cat!

Advantages: great for children, simple story about starting school
Disadvantages: none

Splat the Cat is not a book I had heard of before but my son and I were shopping in WH Smiths one day and they had a 3 for 2 offer on children’s books. I am a great fan of books and think a child should have lots so we decided to purchase some. My son c ...

louisechackett 30.07.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Splat the Cat - Rob Scotton

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