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Brobee

Aged 6
Joined June 2016

Favourite book EVER is Green Eggs and Ham
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Was read to me 12th January '19

The Restless Girls: A dazzling, feminist fairytale from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist
Author: Jessie Burton Illustrator: Angela Barrett
This is a stunning book that takes the fairy tale genre and brings it right up to date with wonderfully diverse female characters and a mysterious world that is a joy to discover. The look and feel of the book are magical, with illustrations that whirl around each page. It's a wonderful book to read aloud and is thoroughly recommended. A true classic in the making.

Was read to me 12th January '19

The Dog Who Found Sorrow
Author: Ruta Briede Illustrator: Elina Braslina
This is a beautifully poetic picture book that has been translated from Latvian. A dog walks through his home town and sees that a thick fog has descended. It has changed how the townspeople feel and he wants to do something about it, so he does. The book inspires so much discussion about sadness, hope and having strong values. It also raised questions about ecology (We felt the sorrows may reflect the damage being done by pollution).
The illustrations are stunning and add to the poignancy of the story.

Was read to me 4th January '19

Daisy the Doughnut Fairy
A colourful book for children who enjoy fairies, pirates, doughnuts and using their imagination. The fairies think of lots of ways to use doughnuts and help out some pirates too. It's a light hearted bedtime read.

Was read to me 4th January '19

The Story of Inventions
Author: Anna Claybourne
A supper book that tells the reader all about some of the greatest inventions with humour and style. It's really easy to read and would be a great reference book to use as part of an 'Inventions topic in KS2.

Was read to me 4th January '19

The Story of Pinocchio
Author: Katie Daynes
This is a charming retelling of the classic story. It is illustrated in becomes and oranges, which adds to the feeling of a time and place long ago. The story has a strong moral; to think before you speak, and this is still relevant today.