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Janet and John: Off to Play [Kindle Edition]

Mabel O'Donnell , Rona Monro
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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"Enchanting and nostalgic... also fascinating for younger people, these... books take us back to an age that has gone forever"
-- frombumptogrump.co.uk, October 2007

"Lovely to see them again"
-- Sue Baker's Personal Choice - Publishing News, May 2007

"The Janet and John books... made reading fun"
-- Sunday Express, September 2007

"The books take you back to an age that has gone forever"
-- Chichester Observer magazine, October 2007

"offer an intriguing window on the way family life was portrayed to the post-war generation" -- The Independent (Education), August 2007

'Faithful reproductions... a reminder of an age before health and safety concerns'
-- The Times, November 2007

'The unashamedly middle England, middle 20th century originals are back in print' -- BBC Website, November 2007

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The Janet and John books emerged as a popular way to help children learn to read in 1949. These average English children of the 1950s are icons in the minds of the generations who grew up with them.

Summersdale are thrilled to be bringing back these classic bestsellers from yesteryear.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1748 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1840246154
  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd (29 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088RJF94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #349,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Janet and John Books 16 Feb 2009
By Jean
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am dedicated to these books. My three children learned to read from them forty five years ago and my new acquisition has gone out to Rome to my 3 yr old Italian grand daughter who is at an English school there. Lovely books, beautifully presented and worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, nostalgia... 9 July 2010
By Bookish
Format:Hardcover
I bought these for no other reason than I hadn't seen them since I learned to read with them at school. But they are a delight and exact replicas, except that I think the ones at school had soft covers (and had that peculiar 'school' smell about them...)

I think children would still enjoy learning to read from them: they have the unique ability of being interesting and fun to look at, yet the words are repetitive so make learning them easy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good old-fashioned learning 19 Feb 2014
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
If you're a baby boomer you'll remember learning from these excellent books and they're still relevant now providing young children with an easy way to recognise simple words and sentences. The whole series is worth getting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane 12 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
It is actually refreshing reading this book once again. I learned how to read with this book back in primary school in Nigeria...I doubt books of the Janet and John Quality are made these days. It's a shame that the books is classed as humour!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Time Traveller! 5 Dec 2010
By Parly
Format:Hardcover
I was looking for a book I could buy my five-year-old niece (who is quite a reluctant reader) for Christmas when I stumbled across this one and almost stopped breathing with excitement. Janet & John set the foundations for my lifelong love of books and I can actually remember learning to read with these two little tyrants.

When I received the book and opened it, I was immediately transported back a good 28 years or so, to Mrs Embery's class, when she used to let me take home a Janet & John book twice a week in my clear, plastic wallet because I was progressing so well.

The picture, words - even the font, is exactly how I remember it. The hardback cover is a bonus too because it is slightly more presentable as a Christmas present and will be protected from the general wear and tear of being a five year old child's book.

Brilliant!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 2 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 5 May 2014
By Vboot
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Been after this book to help my kids as I read this at school. I recommend this to all kids. My kids love it.
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