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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. Hes not had the best start in life, as you can probably already guess. Hes essentially a good kid whos 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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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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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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Do you know what's in side your body?

Advantages: great information book
Disadvantages: none

I have a very inquisitive five year old daughter who forever seems to be asking questions that have me stumped particularly when these questions are to do with how our bodies work - I admit that I was never into Biology at school! This is why I was deligh ...

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Review of The Human Body (Magic Skeleton Book) - Janet Sacks

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Is that a Dinosaur? No, it`s a Pop-Up.

Advantages: Fantastic, intricate, full of knowledge.
Disadvantages: Could be ruined by small hands.

This book is fantastic, I would urge anyone to buy it. Never mind these pop up books for young chidren, this one is completely different. It is not suitable for children under 36 months as it is so delicate, it would suit primary school children of vary ...

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Review of Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up - Robert Sabuda, Matthew Reinhart

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