World Book Day titles

March 5, 2013 Off By Laura TMOT
Over the past few months we have received lots of books from different publishing companies. I have held off on reviewing them separately as I hate to give the story away but with World Book day in two days I though now would be an ideal time to let you know what the girls and I thought of these fantastic books.

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Poppy Cat and the mystery trail
 
Poppy cat and friends go one an adventure as detectives to solve the problem of the missing book. They see lots of things and follow the clues. Elizabeth loved the tree hugging tortoise and said that all the characters looked really friendly.

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A squash and a squeeze (20 yr edition)

A great story that has brilliant repetition, rhyme and rhythm. A pleasure to read and the children love joining in.
I loved the notes added by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The sketches and the information is really informative. Did you know one of the pictures of the goat doesnt have any udders?


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Rastamouse and the crucial plan

The rhythm and rhyme in the story is really good and the illustrations are exactly how they would be on the tv series. Great moral to the story where Rastamouse makes a bad thing good.


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Charley’s first night

Elizabeth sympathised with Charley. she felt sorry for him and said that the mummy and daddy should let him sleep on the bed. The story teaches children about caring for pets and the pictures were very emotive.


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Arthur’s Dream Boat

A great story about a little boy trying to tell his family about his dream which gets bigger each time he tries to tell it.


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Just one more!

For some reason Elizabeth didnt like this book but I think it is because she can see the similarities between little rabbit and herself. She is constantly asking for one more story. Alison loved the big story at the end which included all the other peoples favourite things.


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Creative Creatures

A really interesting craft book that introduces characters and tells their stories whilst you make the crafts that match the stories. Allowing the children to make the characters come alive.


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The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

I had never heard of this book before but it is a fantastic story about imagination. Elizabeth loved the singing part and wants to make paper dolls together now. Alison loved the crocodile.


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Star Paws animal dress up – Pirates

Super cute adorable pictures of lots of different pets along with lots of easy peel stickers means that this is a sure hit for any child. So much fun and I just want to take all the animals home for a cuddle.


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Abney and Teal

These three books have been a big hit, the pictures, words and stories are brilliant but the island adventure one is easily the best. The slide in characters that can move around the book creating different pictures and allowing the children to use their imagination are fantastic. The girls love it.


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Animal Counting pop up book/ Butterfly Butterfly

Two great pop up books in different formats. Animal Counting has a pop up number under a flap where as Butterfly Butterfly has a large pop up butterfly on the last page and cut out bits on other pages. Good for teaching colours, animals and numbers.


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Cuddle bear/ Super-Duper Dudley!

Cuddle bear teaches that sometimes a cuddle is all you need. i got lovely hugs and “I love you’s” at the end of this story.
Super-Duper Dudley shows off too much and doesnt like people being better at something than him but he soon learns that team work works best.


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The Button Family – goes to the dentist/the babysitter

Elizabeth loved the stickers that came with this book. She also said it made the dentist less scary and she likes the picture of Dad with a sticker on his nose. She liked the babysitter book especially when they brushed their teeth.