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Nov 27 2014

Lulu loves colours by Camilla Reid

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Ill. by Ailie Busby. Lulu loves series. Bloomsbury, 2014. ISBN 9781408849644
(Age: Preschool - Yr 1) Recommended. Colours. Lift the flap board book. One in the Lulu loves series finds Lulu going swimming with her father. It is a lovely day and Lulu notices the yellow sun, her bathers are green, her goggles pink and as she gradually gets into the pool, the reader is introduced subtly to many more colours.
The whole story line is one that children will be familiar with. It describes in vivid detail what happens on a trip to the swimming pool. The reader is enticed to lift the flap on every second page while being asked a question that begs for an answer to guess what colour something will be or what will happen next. This is a good way of introducing prediction to young children in a fun way.
The line drawings are colourful and portray Lulu as a most engaging character. The relationship between her and her father is also delightful, warm and loving.
This is a sturdy board book which will stand up to repeated readings and exploration by young children.
Pat Pledger

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