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Jul 24 2014

Angela Nicely by Alan Macdonald

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Stripes Publishing, 2014. ISBN 9781847153838.
(Age: 9+) Angela Nicely looks nice but loves getting into mischief. This novel has 3 short stories so is a great book for girls aged 9+ and starting out with longer books. In the first story, Angela is determined to prove their teacher is wearing a wig and the story becomes quite funny as Angela spies on Miss Skinner, falls in the compost and then gets an idea about using a vacuum cleaner to help her. Imagine a small girl, a vacuum cleaner and a teacher's hair do!
The stories are funny and written by the author of the Dirty Bertie series. It is funny, descriptive and quick moving. They would be good stories to read to the class and use to show the structure of a narrative. They would be good to use as a story base and have children write their own Angela Nicely stories or create their own characters.
Kylie Kempster

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