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"But how does the baby get into your tummy??"

Advantages: Fun, interesting, educational
Disadvantages: May be a bit tricky to find

Why do I have it? My daughter, who is five, likes to ask all sorts of questions - like most children of this age I guess. These questions cover a wide range of topics, including the somewhat inevitable "where do babies come from". I told my mum th ...

Calla76 29.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Your Body - Usborne

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A book that covers all area.

Advantages: varied tasks, wipes clean, son loves it
Disadvantages: rubbish pen provided

Being able to write is something a lot of us take for granted in life. But can you remember back to the day when you first began learning to write and the difficulties you found with it. If you think about it, a small child as young as four has a lot to ...

claireylulu 09.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Let's Get Ready for School - Roger Priddy

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Learn to read with phonics

Advantages: Makes learning to read very easy
Disadvantages: Not much story, poor illustrations.

The stories in these books are so simple, I'm not quite sure if you can even class them as stories. They are not really very interesting, and the pictures are even worse. These are illustrated with simple stick drawings and look very much like they were ...

Marge3781 10.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers - Bobby Lyn Maslen

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"Get ready, as you are about to....drop dead."

Advantages: Informative, interesting
Disadvantages: Not for the squeamish

Ancient Egypt remains a fascinating subject and one that captures the imagination of many young historians. This book invites children to cast themselves back 3,000 years and imagine that they are a rich, ancient Egyptian who wants to be immortal. “Get ...

moistbabe 15.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of You wouldn't want to be an Egyptian Mummy by David Stewart

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Doing as the Romans do

Advantages: Child-friendly format, interesting, great illustrations
Disadvantages: Too much emphasis on the gruesome can get a bit dull!

The Gruesome Truth series of history books covers some of the most fascinating periods of history including the Tudors, the Egyptians and the Greeks, as well as the Romans, the subject of this book. The books are aimed at children from around ag ...

moistbabe 05.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Gruesome Truth about the Romans by Jillian Powell

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