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‘Benjy Bunn was in the kitchen,
thought he’d make Mama a cake.
Grabbed the flour, eggs and butter,
spied a tin in which to bake!’
 
Benjy Bunn believes he is doing good trying to help his parents round the house, but it does get a bit messy! Whether he is baking a cake, tidying his room or doing the gardening, Benjy doesn’t always get it right. Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day is a bright and colourful rhyming story about trying your best, the first in the Benjy Bunn Book series.

Bev Scott Prior first wrote the stories in the early 1970's to read to her children at their local nursery. The pages of the first copies of the stories, typed by her husband 45 years ago, are worn and weathered, each page smudged and frayed by the hands of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Now, Benjy has been brought to life by her grandson James Burns, the main illustrator of the series. The Benjy Bunn Books series is filled with old-fashioned charm, wit and wonderful musicality.

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27th March '18
I read it to Tig1 aged 4 aged 4
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
5 stars
Read this book to my 4 year old. He loved looking through the book several times to spot different things so this is a book you can read again and again. We both enjoyed funny bits in the story and looking for the worm.  
28th March '18
Girlie read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day is a fantastic book because even if you don’t have children you will always still have a laugh. Share it with family and friends and you might just like it a little bit more! Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day is the first in a series of seven. It is great for little children age four to seven. There are amazing pictures by James Burns and if you look carefully you might just find a little pink worm hiding on the odd page hiding away. This is a book you will always love and care about from the first page to the end where the fun never stops .... !

Written by Hettie age 10 (Reviewing a children’s book in class yr 5/6
20th March '18
Billie read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day is an excellent book! It’s great for little kids and the pictures are very bright and colourful.its a great idea that the illustrator put a worm on each page for the little kids to find, it makes it even more exciting! I think it’s up to seven year olds but whatever age you are you’ll always have a little laugh. Benjy Bunn’s Busy Day has everything in it even rhyming. It’ll keep you little children amused especially finding that little pink worm. I love this book so I recommend this book to everyone! 

Written by Eva age 9

Written by Eva (Year 5/6 Class) 
28th March '18
I read it to childish1 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I read this book to my nephew who loved the rhyming language and of course Benjy Bunn's antics! As a Literacy Co ordinator for Primary Schools I am often searching for Rhyming Stories for our young readers who are are developing an awareness of the sound of words and how they rhyme -this book delights in this respect. The story is fun and the rhyming language easy for children to relate too. The rhyming words are written in bold, with the use of shape to reflect their meaning. The illustrations are brightly coloured and detailed helping to develop those early reading strategies of using pictorial clues. By the end of the book my nephew was able to predict the next rhyming word and enjoyed the success . I understand there are more books in this series - can't wait!!
30th March '18
I read it to Melee aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
I read this with my 9 year old daughter. She loved it. 
The rhyming style makes this book easy to read for all ages.
The book is fun and colourful.
The story is a good length for a bedtime story.
My daughter has since read this to her 2 year old sister enjoying it together which was wonderful.
She was asking straight away if there are any more to collect.
15th March '18
I read it to Kestrels aged 7 to 8
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
5 stars
I am an experienced teaching assistant and read the book to 34 children aged 7-8 years old. They loved the story and illustrations. It was easy to read and I loved the rhyming, as did the children. The children loved how Benjy Bunn tried to help and in their words "it all went wrong". I can see this book becoming many childrens' favourite book and adults having to read this book again and again. The children enjoyed the humour and laughed out loud at certain parts. I hope this book is added to our school library. I will interested in reading more of these books to the children. To see the children enjoying a book being read to them is lovely and they could not wait for me to turn the page to find out what mischief Benjy Bunn had got up to next.
16th March '18
Benjibear read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This book is about someone called Benji Bunn who wants to help around the house but ..... he just messes things up! 
I don’t like this book......I LOVE this book
I like that it rhymes and that some words are bold. It’s a really colourful book. 
My favourite page is when Benji throws his pillow and all the feathers fall out. 
I think children around 3-8 would enjoy this book. 

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Benji bear
16th March '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to School children aged 4 to 8
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
5 stars
I am a Teacher and absolutely love this book. A great read with fab illustrations.  A definite read to all children in primary.
23rd March '18
Littleziggy read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
5 stars
I really like this book. My mummy read it to me and we thought it was very funny. I like the pictures and I really like the character of Benjy. He Tries really hard to help around the house and garden and wants to do good things. I am going to try and be helpful for my Mummy now! 
17th March '18
I read it to JDP14 aged 3 aged 3
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
5 stars
My 3 year old really enjoyed reading this book and thought it was really funny
6th March '18
milescronin read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I think children age 4 to 7 would like this book.  
Benjy Bunn is cheeky and tries to help his mummy and daddy.
I like when he put the currants in his socks because he had lost the box. I like that it rhymes and it's like a poem. I like that the bunny has a red jumper with a B on it. I would tell my friends to buy this book   
12th March '18
I read it to Dylan hump aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I loved this book.  The Benji Bunn book was so much fun to read.  I loved the way it rhymed all the way through and all the naughty little things Benji got up to.  I like to read this book to my little brother before he goes to bed.  Perfect book for up to 7 year olds.
12th May '18
JimMan7351 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
Brilliant Book For Young Children And Lots Of Adjectives And Descriptive. The Name Of The Book Is Brilliant And Great Pictures. I Learnt about This Book From My School Teacher Mrs Burns The Authors Daughter And The Illustrators Mum. 
Also, Great Pictures So Recommended To Any Ages.
22nd June '18
I read it to Soopa aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My three-year-old daughter is very taken with this book. She said it's "very funny" and likes the bright colourful pages and the mess that Benjy Bunn makes. I think the fact that Benjy's heart is in the right place but still ends up in a pickle is what she likes best. She noticed the pictures at the back of the book with the pictures of the other books in the series and was excited to read more Benjy Bunn's adventures. It's also a really fun rhyming story - we've had fun reading it together. 
6th March '18
toby read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
4 stars

Book Review written by Toby age 10


This book is about a bunny called Benjy Bunn who was trying to help out his parents but he failed. I like that he is cute and cheecky.

The things I like about this book is that it rhymes and flows nicely. I also like the fact that the rhyming words are bold. Some of the words look like what they say. Another good thing about this book is the funny looking worm that is on most of the pages.

My favourite page of the book was when Benjy gets covered in sugar and he gets turned into a sugar bunn, It's a good joke.I like that he has a cherry on his head.

This book would, I think, be good for children between 2 and 7 or you could say from Nursery and Year 2.
19th November '18
I read it to Anas aged 3 aged 3 & to Amina aged 1 aged 1
Benjy Bunn's Busy Day 9781999945800
4 stars
Colourful book with words which stand out and i really like the illustrations in this book
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