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Jul 05 2011

Pearson Picture Books series by various authors

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Pearson, 2011.
(Age 5-7) Pearson Picture Books are a series of readers aimed at Grade 2. The stories were all interesting and well illustrated with pictures that would appeal to young children. They are also suitable for the library and would be ideal to send home with children who are just beginning to read as the number of words is fairly limited and there is lots of repetition to help children learn new words. The books have hardbacks, so are very study and would hold up to a lot of handling. I enjoyed all the stories.

Cat and Rat Fall Out by Geraldine McCaughrean.
Ill. by Klaas Verplancke. Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978 1 44254 819 0.
'This is a story from Africa. It tells us why cats and rats are not the best of friends.' This is the best of the group as one would expect from an author of McCaughren's calibre. It also contains more vocabulary.

Jasmine's Duck by Jane Wood
Ill by Barbara Vagnozzi. Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978 1 44254 785 8.
Jasmine's spots a little duck in the park and thinks it's ill.

Jolly hungry Jack by Carrie Weston
Ill. by Nick Schon. Pearson, 2011. ISBN 978 1 44254 783 4.
Jack is hungry andimagines all the things that he could eat for dinner.

Lion's Lunch by Hiawyn Oram
Ill. by Woody. Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 44254 7957.
An amusing story of a crafty lion who lured animals into his cave for lunch.

No running by Alison Hawes
Ill. by Michael Reid. Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 44254 787 2.
Bill gets into trouble for running and splashing at the pool, but there is one time when he does the right thing.

Robby in the river by Judy Waite
Ill. by Judy Brown. Pearson, 2011. ISBN' 978 1 44254 791 9.
Robby the dog has fun in the river until he finds the bank too slippery to climb out. It is up to Lucy to help him out.
Pat Pledger

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