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Who's that Trip-Trapping over my Bridge?

Advantages: interesting idea for a book
Disadvantages: younger children may have difficulty following 2 stories

The Troll is the latest title to have joined our fairly extensive library of Julia Donaldson books. The "by the author of the GRUFFALO" by-line on the front cover is probably superfluous to many parents, that title being somewhat of a modern children's cl ...

azana 18.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Troll - Julia Donaldson

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The troll

Advantages: fun story and fab illustrations
Disadvantages: none for us

...to take part in a summer holiday scheme going on at our local library called circus stars. I think it is probably a nationwide scheme but the basis of it is that you have to read six books from the library and after each book you get a sm ...

louisechackett 19.09.2011 · Read full review
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great fun and a fantastic read

Advantages: fun book to read and children can get invloved with reading as it has repeated words
Disadvantages: cant find it in a hard back edition

...I pre school nursery nurse it can be hard to find book to keep children interested for the full length of the story. we did not have this problem with this book. this book was easy for the children to follow and after a couple of read the children had ...

Maelea 06.11.2013 · Read full review
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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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The Amber Spyglass - Amazing and satisfying end to the trilogy

Advantages: Great all round story and an easily recommendable read for children and adults alike.
Disadvantages: Perhaps a bit heavy on the anti-religious themes.

The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman is a fantastic fantasy novel on its own, and a great end to the His Dark Material trilogy - a feat that's quite extraordinary given the brilliance of its predecessors. The story continues directly after the cliffhang ...

Bong-Bong 13.06.2009 · Read full review
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