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~ French Letters ~ It's all about Dawn ~
Review of Dear Fatty - Dawn French by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Easy, friendly style, a good balance of pics.
Disadvantages: None that I can think of at all

Dear Fatty Dawn French Dear Fatty is a book I bought a few years ago to give away as a gift, somehow it made its way onto my own bookshelves instead and recently I have read and enjoyed this hardback story of Dawn French’s life. Before the book proper ... Read review

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I have wanted to read this for ages, you have inspired me to get one now! by ravingreviewer
Sounds a great read, thanks for sharing it so well - E by 2mennycds

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24.09.2016 06:18
The very busy spider by Eric Carle
Review of The Very Busy Spider - Eric Carle by snow_drops

Advantages: Rhythmic text, children can join in with repetition and animals noises, distinctive illustrations
Disadvantages: None for me!

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Price: RRP £6.99 Available: all major book retailers Author: Eric Carle Illustrator: Eric Carle Published: Puffin Penguin Books (1984) The Very Busy Spider is an Eric Carle classic, and probably his second b ... Read review

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I have a wife and 2 children who hate spiders and I actually think that a book like this is a good way of preventing that. Not sure whether my wife will enjoy the copy I'm about to order, though! Just kidding, promise! ;-) by 2mennycds
Very good review. R. by RICHADA

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23.09.2016 12:40
More is Less
Review of Utopia - Thomas More by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Impressive sixteenth Century literature
Disadvantages: The Latin to English translation is questionable in places

Paperback format: Duration: 100 pages Publisher: Simon & Brown (2010) (The definition of ou, is not, and topos, being place... overall adds to a literal meaning of "nowhere" or "not-place") - - - I've refrained from using Latin wordage which crops ... Read review

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very informative, thanks by 2mennycds
I wish I had an E to give you for this eloquent review by HarrogateHippy

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22.09.2016 17:35
A Terrific Troll Read!
Review of The Troll - Julia Donaldson by Chippytarka

Advantages: Good mix of two stories into one, illustrations very different but expressive, good story
Disadvantages: None

...bought any new books for the children in ages! The local library, which is a fantastic one, has been our main supplier when it comes to new reads for well over the last year now. Buying story books thanks to our frequent visits hasn't been neces ... Read review

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Excellent! by CelticSoulSister
e :o) by euphie

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22.09.2016 13:07
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Flora's Blanket by Debi Gliori - my favourite Debi Gliori book
Review of Flora's Blanket - Debi Gliori by snow_drops

Advantages: cute characters, nice illustrations, gentle story with some repitition for children to follow
Disadvantages: none I can think of

Flora’s Blanket by Debi Gliori Price: RRP £5.99 Available: Amazon, Barnes and Noble Suitable: from 18 months (my opinion) Dimensions: 27.3cm x 24.8cm x 1cm (paperback version), with 32 pages Second hand: easy to find second hand online for £2 or s ... Read review

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lovely! by 2mennycds
Cute!! by Secre
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21.09.2016 13:00
That's not my piglet by Fiona Watt
Review of That's Not My Piglet - Fiona Watt by snow_drops

Advantages: range of textures to explore, good for children who like pigs or piglets
Disadvantages: uses the adjective "rough" for a patch of material which isn't at all rough

That’s Not My Piglet by Fiona Watt Price: RRP £5.99 Availability: Waterstones, Usborne, Amazon Suitable: 6 months plus Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells Published: Usborne (2014) My daughter was given a few of the books in the “That’ ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
one from a good series of books well rev iewed by mumsymary
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19.09.2016 09:51
You can't help the way you think - can you?
Review of Change Your Thinking with CBT - Sarah Edelman by 2mennycds

Advantages: Practical, not glib or patronising, helpful
Disadvantages: Needs putting into practice not just reading!

This book ISN’T one of those “positive thinking” books written by some quack where, if we tell ourselves “every day in every way I’m getting better and better”, we believe it. It’s a book that helps the reader to apply principles of cognitive behaviour ... Read review

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excellent by stacey2911
A very personal review including relevant background to why you read the book. Sorry to hear of your losses. by anonymili
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19.09.2016 07:04
Tempe Brennan Rides Again......
Review of Bones of the Lost - Kathy Reichs by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Fast paced, thrilling
Disadvantages: A few squeamish bits

Bones of the Lost Kathy Reichs Having previously read most of the Tempe Brennan Novels, I snapped this up when I spotted it on the returns trolley in the library. You too may have read some of the Tempe Brennan books or watched the TV adaption Bones? ... Read review

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E-worthy review. A friend of mine can't get enough of Kathy Reichs. by 1st2thebar
greaat. by forpickeup
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18.09.2016 07:08
The book is full of bad information
Review of Warsaw - Christian Swindells by fogmafia

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: all information is not real compared to what other books give.

...a alcoholic brit living in warsaw who will write anything for fin ... Read review

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more info. by forpickeup
topical by thedevilinme
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17.09.2016 22:42
Elmer and the Rainbow - clumsy text and not very engaging
Review of Elmer and the Rainbow - David McKee by snow_drops

Advantages: fans of Elmer the Elephant will like this
Disadvantages: text is clumsy, story is quite boring

Elmer and the Rainbow Price: RRP £5.99 Availability: Waterstones, Amazon Suitable: ages 2 to 5 Offers: currently on sale in Waterstones for £5.49 Author: David McKee Illustrator: David McKee Published by: Andersen Press (2007) My daughter was g ... Read review

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VH by ANNExTHExFLAN
vh. by forpickeup
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17.09.2016 16:18
A Gripping Read To The Bitter End
Review of The Bitter Season - Tami Hoag by gothic_moon

Advantages: Intriguing premise, intelligently written, atmospheric, flows well.
Disadvantages: Some cliched phrases dotted about.

...novels (and loved them!) On the cover we’re told this is “The hold-your-breath new Kovac & Liska thriller”, along with the tagline, “Deception is her de ... Read review

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vh by jb0077
Good stuff by anonymili
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17.09.2016 10:37
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X-craft and underwater chariots...
Review of The Real X-Men - Robert Lyman by 2mennycds

Advantages: Easy, interesting style, empathetic, derring-do not overdone
Disadvantages: none - though the genre won't appeal to all

***** Nicknamed “chariots”, they were in effect torpedoes astride which two men sat. Each “chariot” was armed with a detachable warhead. It’s October 1942, and a small fishing-type vessel is sailing to Norway. She looks like a fishing vessel but she ... Read review

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Super review by anonymili
Interesting reading by jo-1976
exceptional

17.09.2016 07:59
Busy Zoo by Mandy Archer (Ladybird) - animals and lift the flaps
Review of Busy Zoo by snow_drops

Advantages: clever use of interactive flaps, features lots of different animals, incudes facts
Disadvantages: not a children's 'classic', text is quite simple

Busy Zoo Price: RRP £6.99 Availability: Waterstones, Penguin, Amazon Suitable: ages 2 to 5 Author: Mandy Archer Illustrator: Ian Cunliffe Published: Ladybird We have owned this book for about a year and a half, since my daughter was 18 months ... Read review

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Cute book! by Secre
Cute book by jo-1976
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16.09.2016 13:48
Makes me time more magical
Review of Harry Potter Colouring Book - Warner Brothers by beautyforbuttons

Advantages: beautiful artwork
Disadvantages: none

...colouring, and a fan of Harry Potter, this book was a no brainer. There are plenty of beautiful illustrations in here inspired by the Harry Potter books to keep a fan happy and busy for hours on end. The pictures are well drawn and reall ... Read review

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s.h by forpickeup
Where you got it from and how much you paid for it are review essentials on this one........(and mot reviews actually!). R. by RICHADA
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15.09.2016 18:15
Fyodor's Usurp
Review of Dostoevsky: Language, Faith, and Fiction - Rowan Williams by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Illuminates the authorship of Dostoevsky
Disadvantages: Theism's incessant misinterpretation of literacy

Written by Rowan Williams, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury (2002 -12) Year of publication: 2008 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Duration: 290 pages (Five chapters) Retail Price: £16.99 - - - Much of Dostoevskian prose asks us whether we can i ... Read review

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Well written x by justarube
vhh by forpickeup
exceptional

15.09.2016 08:09
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