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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY by Vivian French and illustrated by Charlotte Voake

'But where's the caterpillar gone?' I asked. Did you know that this week is national insect week? I know that insects are not for everyone (although they are much loved in our house!), but the true-life story of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly never fails to fascinate. 'Caterpillar Butterfly' is part of the Walker Books… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY by Vivian French and illustrated by Charlotte Voake

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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF GRAB THAT RABBIT by Polly Faber & Briony May Smith

'Mrs Sprat rolls up her sleeves. Her hands reach out. She pulls, not carrots but Hodge's bottom.'   This book has been hanging around on our shelves since Easter, but I just had to write about it, as it's still being read by my two Bitsy Bookworms over and over again. I have to admit… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF GRAB THAT RABBIT by Polly Faber & Briony May Smith

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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ THE BOG BABY by Jeanne Willis and Illustrated by Gwen Millward

'Do you believe in Bog Babies?' I first came across this magical story when I was a teacher. I attended an amazing course run by the CLPE and 'The Power of Reading' Project. The CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) is a charity working to improve literacy in primary schools. 'The Bog Baby' is… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ THE BOG BABY by Jeanne Willis and Illustrated by Gwen Millward

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REVIEW: MATHIMALS by Jon Hales and Illustrated by Charlene Mosley

'Do you find it hard to add? You tried but it just makes you mad?' Hot off the press! This brand new picture book by author Jon Hales and illustrator Charlene Mosley is sure to fly off the shelves. This quirky book is engaging, entertaining and full of humour. Aimed at 2-6 year olds, this… Continue reading REVIEW: MATHIMALS by Jon Hales and Illustrated by Charlene Mosley

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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith

  'The story of Max, the hedgehog who becomes a HODGEHEG and becomes a hero!' So, this week I've pulled another favourite from my daughter's shelf. I remember reading this as a child and was then re-introduced to it whilst teaching Year 2 - encouraging the sustained reading of a chapter book. This is an… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith