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Tadpoles
Review of Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 4: Songbirds: Tadpoles - Julia Donaldson by daylehall

Advantages: Eye catching illustrations, encourages your child to read
Disadvantages: Expensive if bought individually

My daughter Molly started school this September. She is sent home with a new book to read every day. Luckily, both my children love books and getting her to read these books every night certainly isn’t a chore and she regularly asks me if we can sit down ... Read review

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Nicely done by Secre
Nicely done by Secre
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15.11.2016 19:58
Bob Bug
Review of Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 1+: Songbirds: Bob Bug - Julia Donaldson by daylehall

Advantages: Have seen a great improvment in my childs reading ability
Disadvantages: None

As I have mentioned in previous review, my little girl started school this September and she is sent home with a new book to read every day. Luckily, both my children love books and getting her to read these books every night certainly isn’t a chore and ... Read review

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Nicely done x by gothic_moon
well covered by danielclark691
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29.10.2016 15:40
Ted Is Lost!
Review of Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 1: Kipper Storybooks: The Lost Teddy - Roderick Hunt by daylehall

Advantages: My daughter loves this book, engaging, helps children to develop their oral skills
Disadvantages: Expensive if not bought as a set

My little girl started school in September this year and I think it is safe to say, she is well on the way to starting her own reading journey. She brings home a different book every day and we read it together at home. So far, all of the books have bee ... Read review

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VH by Secre
Good review. by IzzyS
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18.10.2016 12:52
Wordless Book?!
Review of Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 1: Biff and Chip Storybooks: The Swing Ball - Roderick Hunt by daylehall

Advantages: Really engaging for small children
Disadvantages: Expensive if bought individually

My little girl started school in September this year. Within the first week, she was set up with a reading record which involves her being sent home with a different book every night. We read it together and then I write a comment in the book about how ... Read review

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E form me! by snow_drops
Good review. by IzzyS
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16.10.2016 19:18
The holiday from hell!
Review of Mr Bean's Holiday - Rowan Atkinson by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Typical Bean.
Disadvantages: Some things are recycled from older episodes.

...of two films in the Mr Bean series, which also includes television programmes and an animated series also. Originally airing on our television screens all the way back in 1990, this partic ... Read review

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Good review by justarube
VH by kibs123
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14.03.2016 17:09
Learning With Phonics
Review of Project X: Pink Band: My Family Cluster: Pack of 5 - Shoo Rayner by jo-1976

Advantages: Good learning aid for early reading skills
Disadvantages: Cheaper to purchase as part of a larger set

My youngest son has recently turned five and is one of the youngest children in year one at school. Fortunately he is able to attend a mixed Reception/Year One class and is able to learn at a pace appropriate to his development. Phonics Most schoo ... Read review

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my 6 year old has bought project x books home from school and enjoyed them lots! x by cornishchic
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10.12.2015 14:40
Simple Learning
Review of Collins Easy Learning - First Phonics: Age 3-5 - Carol Medcalf by kat123456

Advantages: basic, nice introduction to learning
Disadvantages: didn't take my son long to complete, thin pages

My son starts school in September and is showing a real interest in maths and letters so I have purchased a couple of workbooks for us to do together - one of which was this 'First phonics' book by Collins. This costs £2.99. THE BOOK The book is ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
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30.04.2015 12:06
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth.
Review of The Elements of Eloquence - Mark Forsyth by BenReichIV

Advantages: Brief, erudite, witty
Disadvantages: Will make you wary of politicians' speeches.

‘All you need is Craft. Craft is all you need.’ The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth Icon Books, £12.99 If you love words, English words, then you’ve probably come across Mark Forsyth before now. He’s previously written two self proclaimed ‘best-s ... Read review

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e :o) by euphie
Back with the "E" :-) by Scotlass712
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30.03.2015 13:03
Newspeak Had Nothing on the Real World
Review of Who Touched Base In My Thought Shower? - Steven Poole by hiker

Advantages: Great fun
Disadvantages: ... Slightly unnerving

Secret Santa is a dangerous game. You find out what your colleagues really think of you, but you don't necessarily find out which of them it is that thinks it. Over the years I've had presents that might suggest all sorts of uncomplimentary thing ... Read review

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Sounds fun x by jo-1976
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22.03.2015 14:28
Parlez-vous francais?
Review of The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication - David M Stillman by mousy86

Advantages: Good for all levels, plenty exercises, covers all areas of grammar
Disadvantages: Heavy

The Ultimate French Review and Practice (David M.Stillman) When I started to study french I needed something to help with my GCSE foundation course. I really took it seriously and it was not enough with the materials provided in the course so I de ... Read review

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Great review.vh. by river61
VH review, thank you. by jb0077
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11.03.2015 10:48
To Hell and back.
Review of 23 Minutos en el Infierno / 23 Minutes in Hell - Bill Wiese by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Gives an insight to the possibilities of hell.
Disadvantages: May give an unclear picture.

23 Minutes In Hell is a book about a man who claims to have spent time in hell, in the middle of the night some years ago. The book claims to be the real life story of Bill Wiese, who was the one who also wrote the book of his experiences. Bill Wiese is a ... Read review

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VH.x by Wee_Jackie_163
Good review. by Absinthe_Fairy
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12.09.2014 15:42
501 French Verbs is simply magnifique!
Review of 501 French Verbs - Christopher Kendris by Madeleine_

Advantages: Verb Conjugations are clearly set out. Lots of examples of everyday verb use and useful idioms.
Disadvantages: Textually very heavy. May not be suited to those who prefer different methods of language learning

I am a university student studying French, German and Italian and this book has got me through some tough grammatical times! In my opinion this book is essential for anyone who is studying French as it provides you with not only clear conjugations of the ... Read review

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Nicely done by robjak
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08.06.2014 21:08
Intriguing just from the title
Review of Project X: Communication: The Thing in the Cupboard - Chris Powling by cha97michelle

Advantages: good story, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: none really

...ones from Oxford University Press's Project X series. When I looked into it ... Read review

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This sounds like something my grand-son would enjoy, thank you :~) xXx by Deesrev
My six year old also likes the Project X series x by jo-1976
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22.03.2014 08:14
Alright Guv?
Review of British Language & Culture - Lonely Planet by Essexgirl2006

Advantages: Amusing and easily accessible book
Disadvantages: A bit too broad a topic covered in such a small book

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I was intrigued when this item came up to order and review. I am a big fan of the Lonely Planet guide books and was interested to see how a book on my own language and culture would be written. The target audienc ... Read review

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sounds quite interesting, and not the sort of thing you would buy living in the UK normally. by cha97michelle
Interesting read! by Absinthe_Fairy
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29.01.2014 10:49
Getting to grips with phonics
Review of Gold Stars KS1 Phonics Workbook by emmad5689

Advantages: Educational, differing difficulties through the book, great quality
Disadvantages: None

Purchase My eldest daughter has already had a couple of these books but we have always had the Maths versions which are always very good and I have always been impressed with them. This month we have an elf visiting our house to keep an eye on my gir ... Read review

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Great review x by xmum2fourx
An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
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21.12.2013 20:30
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