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Merry Bookworm

2 children aged 7 & 5.
Joined April 2018

Favourite book EVER is Pride and Prejudice
  1. #80 of 4590 reviewers for 5 year olds
  2. #58 of 4062 reviewers for 7 year olds
AnnaMP, 7 18 books
HugoMP, 5 13 books
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Wrote a Review 16th January '19

Book pages Fleas!
I read it to AnnaMP aged 7 & to HugoMP aged 5
We love a bit (OK, a lot!) of Dirty Bertie in this house - every story we read has us in hysterics and this one is no exception.  I will warn you, though, you'll be scratching for the rest of the evening after reading it!

Wrote a Review 16th January '19

Book pages Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship
Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship
I read it to AnnaMP aged 7
We've loved all of the Pup Academy books, but I think that this one is probably my favourite as Pip trains to be an assistance dog to a young girl in a wheelchair.  The storyline sparked lots of questions from my daughter about children with disabilities and the different types and roles of assistance dogs, so as well as us both enjoying the story, Anna has learnt a fair bit as well.

Won a Giveaway 15th January '19

Entered a Giveaway 10th January '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
Night Zookeeper: The Penguins of Igloo City
For Ages
7, 8, 9 & 10
No. of Copies
End Date
15th Jan '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 11th January '19

Book pages Christianity
I read it to AnnaMP aged 7 & to HugoMP aged 5
My husband and I were very keen to introduce different faiths and cultures early on in our children's lives, to give them a better understanding of the religious beliefs and cultural traditions of those around them. As our children are young, we agreed that any 'teaching' needed to be done with a light touch, and be informative and interesting. While looking around for appropriate reading material, we came across the 'Your Faith collection' series, this Christianity book being one of 6 books in the collection (the others being Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism. The books are bright, colourful and the size of picture books.  Each book starts with a simple definition of religion in general and then goes on to explain about the particular religion being covered.  Further chapters cover subjects such as core tenets, places of worship, special ceremonies and celebrations, religious books, and a few short facts.

I like these books because they are factual, engaging, easy to understand and short enough to read through in 5 minutes or so, depending on the amount of questions I get asked.  They have prompted lots of interest from the kids, both specific to the religion we have been reading about, and more generally, such as wanting to know if it's ok to celebrate our friends' festivals, if they are of a different religion to us.  That's exactly what we wanted to achieve - curious and engaged family discussions about faith and its place in our lives - and so these books have been a definite hit.