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Jaws for Toddlers

Advantages: Good for rhyming; visually clever
Disadvantages: Very short

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt is the story of a young boy, Timothy Pope, who goes to the park with his telescope (which obviously rhymes with his name). Each time he looks through the telescope, he sees something that looks like the black fin of a sh ...

denella 08.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Shark in the Park - Nick Sharratt

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A step in the right direction

Advantages: Well written and engaging with excellent characterisation and a good plot
Disadvantages: Over too quickly! Abrupt ending which is not altogether satisfying

'Break the ice' Meet Armpit. He’s not had the best start in life, as you can probably already guess. He’s essentially a good kid who’s had a few unlucky breaks and after getting into a fight over some spilled popcorn at a cinema he was sent to th ...

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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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What do you do after digging 'Holes'?

Advantages: A well written engaging story for young teens
Disadvantages: Quite a simplistic story

SMALL STEPS by Louis Sachar This book is aimed at young teens but as I had previously really enjoyed the book 'Holes' by this author and also liked the film adaptation. I read it back them as it was on the Hundred books to read made by the BBC some ye ...

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Small Steps Big Success

Advantages: Great plot, Ideal for any age
Disadvantages: £ Was expensive £

This is a fantastic follow-up to Holes by Louis Sachar. It tells the story of Armpit and X-Ray, two friends who were at the hole-digging camp in Holes together. It is told in 3rd person, and whilst being related to Holes, you wouldn't necessarily have to ...

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I Think One's Enough!

Advantages: A fair bit of information
Disadvantages: Some irrelevant material

...In a series which also follows the careers of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler amongst others, the Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy (Tell ‘Em) joined them in early 2009. The line of books gives an insight into the sorts of influential ente ...

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Review of Soulja Boy - Karen Schweitzer

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