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Was read to me 5th March '19

Each Peach Pear Plum
Authors: Allan Ahlberg , Janet Ahlberg Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
I really love this book, the I-spy element is great as is the rhyming in the book. The characters are all familiar from traditional tales, and I especially like this element. The illustrations are beautiful, and the book is a great length for reading to toddlers, with lots of opportunities to promote language skills with little ones by talking about the pictures.

Was read to me 25th February '19

Florence and the Mischievous Kitten
Author: Megan Rix
We loved this book, my daughter especially loved reading it as she has been learning about Florence Nightingale at school. The story is great, the way it brings in historical references, such as the “match stick girls” without overwhelming young readers. My daughter really loved Beth, and that she was an artist, as my daughter loves art, and all the kittens in the book were just adorable.
We read this book together, with my daughter reading quite a few pages. The book is quite lengthy for her to read independently at the moment (she is 6) but it will be age appropriate for her for a long time yet , as it is not babyish. I’m sure it will become a treasured favourite.
She has already been looking at the other book covers, spying one about the “Great Fire” “I bet that’s about the Great Fire of London” she told me, she is currently learning about the Great Fire of London at school. This book is now on her birthday wish list.

I read this book 26th November '18

Jingle Spells
Author: James Brown
I love this book. I am 6 and read it by myself, with Mummy helping. I think Trixie is my best character in the story, because she loves Christmas even though she is a witch. I love the pictures in the book and they really help to tell the story. My favourite bits were the jingle spells. I kept singing them after and made up my own. I love how everyone enjoyed Christmas at the end of the story.

Was read to me 18th October '18

Picklewitch and Jack
Author: Claire Barker
We love this book, reading a couple of chapters before bed each night. It is about an unlikely friendship between Jack, a smart, organised, sensible
Boy and Picklewitch a mischievous, independent girl witch. The book is full of fun and mayhem, which my daughter really liked. 
The cover illustration is lovely but the illustrations through outthebook are even more beautiful. My daughter is just starting to approach chapter books independently, but this book is longer than the chapter reads she is attempting,so think she would perhaps be ready to read independently in a year or so, when she is 7/8. 
I love all of the descriptive language used in this book, and that the author hasn’t shied away from using more difficult vocabulary. I love the made up words and sayings, and the recipe and spells in the back of the book are an added bonus.

Was read to me 18th October '18

What Small Rabbit Heard
Author: Sheryl Webster Illustrator: Tim Warnes
I absolutely love this book especially when we read it in Autumn. Big Rabbit has to coax small rabbit into going for a walk in the fresh air, but once outside Small Rabbit has a wonderful adventure climbing, rolling, riding goats, getting muddy, helped along by mishearing Big Rabbit’s instructions, which are swept away by the wind. I love the gentle
humour in this story, and the illustrations are lovely. I think it is great for encouraging little ones to venture off and explore the outdoors in their own way, and that sometimes children need the freedom to make their own choices. A beautiful story which my children enjoy being read to them over and over.