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Pickle2010

Aged 8
Joined September 2016

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Was read to me 6th February '19

The LEGO (R) MOVIE 2 (TM): The Awesomest, Most Amazing, Most Epic Movie Guide in the Universe!
Author: Helen Murray
This book was a hit with all 3 of my children who’s ages range from 3-8. The bold colours and brilliant illustrations really captured there imagination and the book is the perfect companion to the movie. 
It was great getting to know all the characters and their vehicles  both old and new. 
The book is picked up daily by all my children who flick to their individual favourite bits. 
Everyone who comes round are talked into having a go on the quiz to decide which Lego space adventurer they are (I’m Emmet).
I’d recommend this book to any Lego fan as it’s full of fun facts, activities and ideas. 

I read this book 10th January '19

Dougal Daley - I'm Phenomenal
Author: Jackie Marchant Illustrator: Loretta Schauer
My son really enjoyed this book,
He really likes the main character Dougal and thought his hapless ways were hilarious. 
The story it’s self is very funny with lots of hilarious sticky moments and Dougal gets himself into all sorts of scrapes through the book. 
We really enjoyed how the book was layed out with emails, homework sheets and text messages to read throughout the book rather than just continuous story text. All in all a good book and my son would love to read more in the story. 
(Sorry we wrote a review a few weeks ago for it but unfortunately it looks like it didn’t save properly, so I’ve tried to replicate it)  

Was read to me 27th November '18

A Very Corgi Christmas
Author: Sam Hay Illustrator: Loretta Schauer
A very Corgi Christmas appealed to all 3 of my children, they loved the dog theme and my older two had fun spotting the London landmarks littered throughout the beautiful illustrations in the book. 
Belle the Corgi lives in Buckingham palace, she loves Christmas and goes on a trip around London. 
It’s a lovely light hearted festive story, it has plenty of pictures to discuss with younger children and has simple enough wording for emerging readers to tackle themselves. 

I read this book 2nd October '18

The Dodo Made Me Do It
Author: Jo Simmons Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey
My son found this book rib tickilingly funny, he didn’t want to put it down which is good going as he’s usually one chapter at a time kind of reader.  
He loved the storyline about Danny discovering the Dodo,
One of his favourite bits was Danny’s dreams about Fat Hammaway growing to the size of a hippo and the Dodo going on a rampage and eating chickens.
My son had already asked me to look out for more Jo Simmons books and he has his eye on “I swapped my brother on the internet”. 

Was read to me 24th August '18

100 Dogs
Author: Michael Whaite
We all loved this charming rhyming story about dogs. My boys are dog crazy at the minute and loved looking at all the colourful illustrations as I read the story to them. 
We felt it was fun and simple, perfect for snuggling up together and having a giggle.