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I Want That Enormous Turnip For My Tea!

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: None

...was a baby, I began to read books to him and when he started to talk, I shared books with him. We talked about the pictures and read the words in a fun and easy way. To be honest, he had a solid foundation for pre-reading skills and as a ...

Mistee-Dreamz 11.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Enormous Turnip (Ladybird Read It Yourself Level 1) - Stephen Holmes

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Pucker Up!

Advantages: Plot, characters
Disadvantages: Slow at times

Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson "Sylvie and Carl have been friends since they were tiny children. They've always played together, eaten meals with each other's families, called each other boyfriend and girlfriend...and deep down, Sylvie has always believed t ...

fashionista27 19.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Kiss - Jacqueline Wilson

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'GINGER, MERRYLEGS, CAPTAIN & ME' by BLACK BEAUTY . . .

Advantages: Rich story, full of incidents and morals
Disadvantages: Not much about the other characters.

When I was younger I loved reading books and used to read as many books as I could, but these days I don’t classify myself as a heavy reader anymore. To be honest with you I am a very light and occasional reader these days . . . and I have work and the i ...

karimkha 18.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Black Beauty (Abridged) - Anna Sewell

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A FINE way to teach about parenting skills ~ Flour Babies!

Advantages: It discusses growing up and becoming responsible.
Disadvantages: It was written very much for boys rather than girls; possibly patronising.

My 11 year old grandson was absorbed in this book when I walked through the breakfast room on New Year's Day morning, laughing out loud and reading a bit out loud to me, so when he put it down for lunch I quietly 'acquired' it and read it through. It didn ...

jesi 07.05.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Flour Babies - Anne Fine

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The evening sings in a voice of amber...

Advantages: Sweeping settings, huge cast all play their parts, Mrs Coulter is more fascinating than ever
Disadvantages: Just very occasionally a little editing down of the "prepared speeches" might have helped

... ...the dawn is surely coming The Amber Spyglass is the third and final volume of Philip Pullman's remarkable His Dark Materials trilogy. For me this book marks a return to form after the merely excellent middle volume, The Subtle Knife, and a ...

davidbuttery 10.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman

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