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Fluff the Farting Fish
on 11 January 2014
Evie wants a puppy and mum says yes - "What?!!! Really???? A puppy??? Yes!!! How brilliant is that????!!!!!" Well, she doesn't actually get a puppy because what she actually gets is a fish. Evie didn't want a fish but mum (and many mums, including myself, will hear themselves here!) assures her that she will "soon get used to it." With a great deal of optimism, Evie calls her fish Fluff, in case it began to turn into a puppy and begins to try to train him. Before long, she discovers that Fluff has an amazing talent - but is it enough to win a talent show?
Michael Rosen is, in my opinion, a genius at writing for children. This is absolutely perfect for any children moving on to slightly longer books (it doesn't actually have chapters, but if your child is just moving on to chapter books, this is an ideal choice) or to read aloud. It has humour, fun black and white illustrations and just the right amount of text on each page to be fun and not daunting. The use of repitition also gives a child confidence as they 'learn' the phrases. Brilliant, funny and will appeal to both boys and girls, this will soon become a favourite read.