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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 ...

Spiderkid 24.11.2009 · Read full review
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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 ...

catsholiday 29.07.2014 · Read full review
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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 ...

adampurcell16 21.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Small Steps - Louis Sachar

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I Want That Enormous Turnip For My Tea!

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: None

...was a baby, I began to read books to him and when he started to talk, I shared books with him. We talked about the pictures and read the words in a fun and easy way. To be honest, he had a solid foundation for pre-reading skills and as a ...

Mistee-Dreamz 11.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Enormous Turnip (Ladybird Read It Yourself Level 1) - Stephen Holmes

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Let's speak Italian

Advantages: Good overview of the language
Disadvantages: Don't bother with the quicklink

First thousand words in Italian Having an Italian father who is frequently in his home land, and a Little Miss who spends most holidays over there, it was important that she got more than the basics, and learnt them quickly. Whilst listening to people ...

danielalong 13.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Usborne First Thousand Words in Italian - Usborne Activities

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