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I read this book 13th February '19

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 7: More Stories B: The Riddle Stone Part One
Author: Roderick Hunt
We really enjoy reading books from the Oxford Reading Tree series. They are great at helping young children to steadily develop their reading skills. The different levels help children increase their vocabulary and confidence. By Stage 7 the stories are longer and more in depth with trickier words. In this story Dad finds an old stone with writing on under the floorboards. Biff and Chip keep the stone and with the help of their friend Hong and his grandad they translate the Chinese writing on it. Biff, Chip and Hong then go on an adventure using the magic key. Their journey is full of riddles and they have to solve them to continue further in their adventure. This is a very interesting book with some great riddles and colourful pictures. We can't wait to find out what happens in part 2 of the adventure.

Was read to me 13th February '19

64 Zoo Lane: Snowbert The Polar Bear
Author: An Vrombaut
This is a lovely book about a very sweet Polar Bear. Snowbert (of 64 Zoo Lane fame) is a lonely Polar Bear. He has no friends to play with so has to play dominoes on his own and has no one to show his wonderful ice sculptures to. Then one day a seal appears from a hole in the ice where Snowbert lives. The seal is called Sidney and Snowbert and Sidney become good friends. They play dominoes together and have great fun. One day Snowbert can't find the seal and he starts to worry that he may have lost his friend but then something exciting happens. We really enjoyed this book and the lovely characters in it. We definitely recommend it.

Was read to me 5th February '19

Captain Pug
Author: Laura James Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans
This is the first book in a series of stories about a lovely little dog called Pug. He is extremely fond of jam tarts but no so fond of water. Having previously read Pirate Pug we were already fans of Pug and his owner Lady Miranda. In this story Lady Miranda has a birthday party on the boating lake to go to so she decides to make Pug a Captain and finds him a suitable outfit. Their day starts off well enough but when Pug gets distracted by a picnic basket everything gets a bit mixed up. Lady Miranda has to try and catch up with Pug as he goes on an amazing adventure with lots of boats and lots of water. This book has some lovely characters, colourful illustrations and the writing is a good size. We loved reading it and will definitely seek out more of Pug's adventure stories.

Was read to me 29th January '19

Claude Best in Show: World Book Day 2019
Author: Alex T. Smith
We are all big fans of Claude having read quite a few books from the main series. Claude is a lovely dog who has some fantastical adventures with his best friend Sir Bobblysock (the sock). In this short story Claude and Sir Bobblysock come across a sign for a dog show offering shiny medals as prizes. They are both extremely excited by the idea and start daydreaming about what they would do with their medals if they won. Then Claude suddenly realises they have a big problem - the show is for pet dogs and they don't have one or even know one! Before Sir Bobblysock can help guide his best friend to the right conclusion Claude hits upon a fantastical idea to save the day. He uses his trusty beret to find just what he needs and the two of them set off for the dog show. They meet the judge of the show Mr. Jack Russell and have an exciting time trying their very best to win some shiny medals to take home. We really enjoyed reading this book and it definitely made us laugh. There are some brilliant characters and lots of wonderful red, white and black pictures. We highly recommend reading it and the rest of the Claude series!

Was read to me 27th January '19

Ten Little Bookworms: World Book Day 2019
Author: Mike Brownlow Illustrator: Simon Rickerty
This is an amazing book which brings many story time favourites together in one fun tale. Ten little bookworms all go on a magic adventure and discover lots of different characters from classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. They also find Robots, Superheroes, Aliens, Dinosaurs and other familiar characters from other books in the 'Ten Little...' series. The pictures are very immersive and colourful making you feel like you are part of the action. The story shows you just how much fun you can have when you open a book or ten and we really enjoyed reading it.