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Jan 09 2012

Ivy loves to give by Freya Blackwood

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Little Hare, 2009. ISBN 9781921541889.
(Ages 3-5) Recommended. Boardbook. Little Ivy loves to give presents but does not always get it right. For example she gives a dummy to the cat, a slipper to a snail and a cup of tea to a chicken. Fortunately her family has no problem with re-gifting and everyone ends up happy by the end of the text. Readers are also invited to remember the best gift of all is a hug.
A lovely story which will allow adults to explore the joy of giving with young children. The beautiful watercolour illustrations are amusing; the expression on the cat is particularly well done, and the sturdiness of construction will ensure it survives lots of handling.
A gorgeous present for a toddler and his/her family.
Chris Lloyd

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