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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

Lift-the-flap Friends Princess
Illustrator: Laila Hills
After years of reading to boys, this new world of ‘very girly books’ is suddenly being explored. In this book the Princesses show us their beautiful dresses, they do ballet and they give their Fairy Godmother gifts.  It has lovely clear print for reading and the flaps are nice and sturdy for little fingers to open.

If you are looking for a very typical Princess book, this one would be for you.

Was read to me 15th January '19

Something Special: Mr Tumble's Sunny Day. Pop Push and Pull
Author: Egmont Publishing UK
A lovey, bright, hardback board book with large tabs that make it easy for little fingers to open and turn. My daughter loves Mr Tumble she loves to read this story.  There are not many words and it is not much of a story but there are plenty of things to chat about on each page.