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Aged 6
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Favourite book EVER is What the Ladybird Heard
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Was read to me 18th January '19

Author: David Walliams Illustrator: Tony Ross
Another great book by David Williams.  My children were enthralled by Geronimo’s attempts to fly and I loved the fact that he was so resilient and just wouldn’t give up. The illustrations are bright and clear and capture the penguins beautifully. The text is written in a way that makes the story flow all over the page along with the action and my children loved joining in with ‘boom’ or ‘splash’ etc. The story is very heartwarming as the colony of penguins come together to come up with a plan to help Geronimo achieve his dream. I’m sure this is a story we will read again.

Was read to me 15th January '19

Reading Champion: Letters from Grandpa: Independent Reading Green 5
Author: Jill Atkins Illustrator: Lisa Williams
We chose this as a library book that my son could read to me and we were delighted as not only do we have a Grandpa who writes letters but the main character is called Josh and we have one of those too!

The book is clearly laid out with illustrations that suit the story perfectly. The story flows well and makes sense to a beginner reader. It is also such a lovely feel good story with a happy family who are kind to each other.

Was read to me 15th January '19

Peppa Pig: Peppa and Her Golden Boots
We are reading a LOT of Peppa Pig at the moment and although the story veers in many different directions, from Grandad Dogs boat to space, at least there is a story to be read. My children enjoyed this as there were plenty of characters involved in trying to recover Peppa’s boots from Mrs Duck and the obligatory muddy puddles were jumped in at the end of the story.

Lovely bright illustrations and clear text which make it easy to read aloud.  The best bit is definitely the sparkly front cover.

Was read to me 15th January '19

Usborne First Experiences Going To The Hospital
We have had 2 copies of this book. I bought it when my eldest was going to hospital for an operation so that we had some pictures to look at and discuss. When my other son was due to go for an operation I remembered I had passed our copy onto a friend who needed hospital chat. 

The book is clear and written in a way that children who are starting to read can join in too. The pictures are clear and busy with plenty to talk about on each page.

This book definitely made both my boys feel at ease about going into hospital.

Was read to me 9th January '19

The Nothing to See Here Hotel
Author: Steven Butler Illustrator: Steven Lenton
This book had been on our wish list for a while and we were not disappointed when we finally got round to reading it.  Our only complaint was, we read it too quickly. It was so funny and the boys kept asking for ‘just another chapter’. The characters are all extremely strange yet funny and our favourite part was when they went dashing out of the invisible hotel! We look forward to reading more about Frankie Bannister and his troll Granny.