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Book review – Rapunzel

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Title: Rapunzel

Author: Stephanie Stansbie

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Rapunzel

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This modern version of the classic story takes a new twist with a strong character who is both inventive, smart and able to stand up for herself as she escapes the witches tower.

I love the ending which sees this Rapunzel sporting a short hair cut, working as the palace inventor, becoming best friends with the prince and employing the evil witch.

A truly engaging and fun twist to this tale of the beautiful Rapunzel who is trapped in a tower from little .

With illustrations that capture the essence of the story, this book is a must on every little girls bookshelf.

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Book review – Sofia the squirrel

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Title: Sofia the squirrel

Author: Phillippa Morassi

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Sofia the squirrel

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Book number four in the feeling friends series is just as engaging and entertaining.

Beautifully illustrated by Megan Andrews.

Little Sofia the squirrel is climbing into bed when a strange noise scares her. She turns cold and sweaty and her heart is full of fear. She hides under the bed and covers her ears.

Eventually she gathers her courage and discovers that the scary noise is just a little mouse.

Together with the mouse she finds the power inside her to help her be brave when she doesn’t feel brave at all.

A lovely way to illustrate fear and anxiety to our little ones and equip them with coping tooils for when the world seems too big.

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Book review – Cosha Udoti

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Title: Cosha Udoti

Author: Melanie Rosettenstein & Dr Bronwyn Goble

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Costa udoti

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Themba is hot and bored and kicks a plastic bottle along the dusty road.

UKhozi the fish eagle sternly calls down to him to pick up his mess.

Themba had no intention of picking up the bottle and so iKhozi explains how the plastic bottle is going to end up in the ocean.

He tells Themba that the rubbish in the rivers, estuaries and sea hurt our wildlife, dirty the beaches and add harmful chemicals to the water.

UKhosi takes Themba to meet Nogwaja the hare who was helping a heron remove a plastic ring from his neck, and to see iNkalankala the crab who was picking up polstyrene balls under the mangrove trees.

At the sea they see some Eco-warriors cleaning the beach and meet uFundu the turtle.

Together these beautiful animals teach Themba why he shouldn’t litter.

This is a wonderfully illustrated story to teach young children the dangers to our enviornament that litter poses.

At the back of the book are some helpful recycling tips for mom and dad as well some mot6e information to explain some of the vocabulary.

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Book review – Alphaprints workbook

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Title: Alphaprints workbook

Author: Published by Priddy books

Alphabet workbook
Alphaprints workbook

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Alphaprints is a bestselling series with unique artwork created using fingerprints and photographs of everyday objects.

This fun and comprehensive workbook contains 56 pages of practical wipe- clean execrises that your child can do over often, allowing them to build confidence and practice the skills they may need help with.

Early writing practice
Lots of writing practice

This workbook is full of simple exercises that teach key skills in pen control, numbers recognition, alphabet recognition , basic maths sums,counting and writing.

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Easy sums

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Book review – Chalk away 123

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Title: Chalk away

Author: Published by : Autumn publishing

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Chalk away 123

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I love this book!

This learn to count book has blackboard pages that whipe clean as your child learns their numbers 1 to 10.

Each double page is dedicated to a single number, with space to practice writing the numbers.

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Each double page is dedicated to a number

There are also smaller activities in each page to support writing, counting and early maths learning.

Hamish enjoys sitting with this book and using the supplied chalk, writing his numbers.

A book designed to last and be used often, this should be a part of every preschoolers early learning bookcase.

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Book Review- Wildlife activity book and pen

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Title: Wildlife activity book and pen

Author: Published by Educat Publishers inc

Wildlife book
Wildlife activity book

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This laminated book is part of a fun, engaging series of laminated books designed for children aged 3 years and older.

The clear pages use realistic images and children are encouraged to draw, write and count throughout the activities.

Wildlife book
Realistic images of animals reinforce vocabulary

Hamish loves animals and this book was a hit straight away.

It comes with a white board marker, allowing you to reuse the book for as long as it holds your child’s interest.

Full of wildlife facts, your little one will also bbuild their knowledge and creativity whike working through this book.

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Book review – Leap Ahead workpad: English

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Title: Leap Ahead workload: English

Author: published by Igloo books

English educational book
Leap ahead workbook English

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This easy to take along workbook is full of fun home learning activities for children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Written by teaching experts, it supports a preschool / foundation phase curriculum and teaches key skills for English.

The pages contain a wide variety of activities to keep the children engaged and the instructions are clear and simple.

I especially like that the layout is uncluttered, making it perfect for young learnears who may get distracted by too much on a page.

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Clear, uncluttered layout

The activity also provides answer sheets so as a parent you can check the activity was completed correctly.

We started working in this book this morning and Hamish thoroughly enjoyed the few activities he has done.

Because there is such a wide variety of activities, you can focus on those your child finds easy and move onto the harder pages as you work through the book.

💥It is important to note that South African children learn their alphabet much later than British children and so many of the phonetic and reading activities may only be introduced to them at school from 5 years old.

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Book review – Sarbie, the centipede by Farah Bhikoo

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Title: Sarbie, the centipede

Author: Farah Bhikoo

Sarbie, the centipede book
Sarbie, the centipede

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These sweet little story tells the tale of a little centipede called Sarbie and her unlikely friendship with a little boy.

Sarbie has a hundred legs which are sore and full of blisters. Unsure what to do she meets a fairy who gives her a magic potion to make things small.

With the potion and a plan she goes about stealing 100 pairs of shoes.

But when a little boy discovers his shoes are missing he sets off to find them and discovers Sarbie and her red blistered feet.

Not only does he help her fix her blisters but he helps her return all the shoes back to the boys.

A beautiful tale of bravery and courage.

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Book review – Nipper and the lunchbox by Lucy Dillamore

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Title: Nipper and the lunchbox

Author: Lucy Dillamore

Nipper and the lunch box book review
Nipper and the lunch box

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Nipper is a lovable dog , whose best friend is his human Richard.

Nipper does not like it when Richard goes to work and leaves him at home alone all day.

One day, Richard leaves his lunch at home and the fast thinking pup, knowing his friend needs to eat, sets about getting it off the counter and taking it to Richard at work.

It’s a long journey, but the brave dog keeps going even when he is lost and attracting alot of unwanted attention.

Thankfully he has a lot of help along the way and reaches the toy shop where Richard works.

When Richard finds him, he also discovers the huge crowd Nipper has attracted and decides to take him to work every day after that.

A lovely story about determination and frienship.

Based on the true friendship between Richard and his rescue dog Nipper.


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Polonius the pit pony by Richard O’Niel

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Title: Polonius the pit pony

Author: Richard O’Niel

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Polonius the pit pony

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This is the brave tale of a small pit pony, Polonius, who meets the traveling horses Cushy and Thor and decides to escape from the life of a mine horse.Saved by a little girl, he goes to live with a traveling family desperately wanting to be as strong and as useful as the other horses.After the family make a huge order of chairs to deliver , a giant fog rolls in stopping them from using the truck.The other horses are afraid of the fog and so cant pull the cart, but little Polonius has a plan and saves the day.This story is based on true events.Hamish loved this story and we were all rooting for the brave little pony but there wee several words that were foreign to us and a glossary of traveler terms would have been useful at the end of the book.

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