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Mar 25 2020

Peppa Pig: Super Peppa

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Penguin Random House, 2020. ISBN: 9780241411971. 32pp.
Super Peppa is another book instalment linked to the popular TV show Peppa Pig. This large book is colourful, full of all the characters children love from the show and surprisingly contains a wonderful message for children.
Peppa's playgroup is having a week 'all about me' where they draw portraits, talk about what they like, what they can do and what they want to be when they grow up. Peppa struggles as she has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up, and is worried she will have nothing to dress up as! Throughout the story she visits the adults closest to her (Mummy, Daddy and Miss Rabbit) who all show her what they do and encourage her to give various things a go. She does a super job at all these different things which helps her decide that she will dress up as Super Peppa for the Playgroup session.
The aspect of this story that I was very surprised at, but also loved was that there were some great messages for the reader. Madame Gazelle celebrates the children's different likes and abilities - no matter how serious or silly. Then the adults encourage Peppa to believe in herself and her talents, to practise in order to get better at something and to work really hard in order to be good at what you are striving for. I think that in our society these messages are really important for our children to hear, and if it has to start young with Peppa Pig then that's okay with me!
This is a wonderful book for the younger children in our schools, libraries or homes.
Lauren Fountain

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