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First letters wipe clean book full of dots

Advantages: Last two pages feature the alphabet to follow, bright colours, wipes clean
Disadvantages: Letters aren't in alphabetical order

My three year old daughter has been 'writing' over my dots for a couple of months now and has just learnt to write her name without having to write over my dots. As she likes me making dotty words quite often I thought I'd look around for books that might ...

cornishchic 04.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Usborne Wipe Clean First Letters - Felicity Brooks

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Animal Magic

Advantages: Great introduction to the world of nature, quizzes, trivia, well illustrated
Disadvantages: Bird section could have been just a little shorter with other sections being a little longer

Introduction I purchased this book a few months ago, as I have been teaching my daughter about different animals. I had bought her a couple of toy animal sets and wanted a book that I could use, alongside her animal figures to help improve her learni ...

mikeb2102 17.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of First Animal Encyclopedia - Penelope Arlon

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Horrible Histories Go Gallic

Advantages: Interesting, makes history fun
Disadvantages: Lame jokes can become a bit tedious after a while

...In this Horrible Histories special, Terry Deary focusses on France. From the Dark Ages to the 19th Century, France clearly has a colourful and rebellious history. “And when they weren’t rebelling they were eating weird food, being killed or cured by dre ...

moistbabe 27.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of France - Terry Deary

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Father Christmas needs a wee!

Advantages: Funny for a child, encourages counting
Disadvantages: Not very challenging for more confident young readers?

Father Christmas was a book that my son received as a gift off one of my friends this Christmas just past. It is written by Nicholas Allan and is published by Red Fox books. The book was first published in 2009 and so it is relatively new although I h ...

louisechackett 16.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Father Christmas Needs a Wee - Nicholas Allan

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Not your usual festive tale!

Advantages: Fun story, Great illustrations, Rhyming words, Includes numbers
Disadvantages: None

My daughter received a childrens book called 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee' last Christmas. I had previously seen the book in shops but hadn't really considered buying it because I thought it might be a little bit rude (you can't say rude things about Fat ...

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Review of Father Christmas Needs a Wee - Nicholas Allan

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