Parents love Sarah Garland’s books because they capture the reality of family life in all its chaotic, frazzled-round-the-edges, ordinary splendour. And children instinctively respond to the encouragement to seek out and enjoy new experiences delivered along with those wonderfully messy pictures and utterly authentic storylines and dialogue. Sarah is an author/illustrator who not only thoroughly understands her audience, but is also more interested in hammering home nails than morals, and writes as naturally about single parents, tantrums and sudden death as cupcakes, bath time and bird tables.
Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over five million copies sold, Wonder is a true modern classic, a…Read Book Review
One of the most popular topics of conversation amongst young children is ‘what I was like when I was *really* small’. They love to compare themselves with who they were just a…Read Book Review
Despite the relentless efforts of teachers, policy makers and passionate advocates of mathematics over many years, numeracy is still a skill that’s often rather bizarrely…Read Book Review
With The Gruffalo’s Child, Julia Donaldson proved herself more than capable of following up what had quickly become a beloved children’s classic with a sequel of similar…Read Book Review
Something exciting is happening at the Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park; gold stars are going to be awarded to winning animals in four categories: most popular, tidiest; most stylish;…Read Book Review
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