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5.0 out of 5 stars
Flour Babies a Good Book ?, 26 Mar. 2004
It all starts with a boy called Simon Martin who is in class 4C, the bottom class at school. The whole class is given the task of looking after imaginary babies made out of bags of flour. Simon manages to convince the whole class that there is going to be a "glorious explosion" at the end of the project for the school science fair. The whole class has little enthusiasm but the thought of a flour fight at the end keeps them going for much longer. Their teacher tries to encourage them but gets fed up with the flour babies and takes them away after only eighteen days. Simon manages to save his flour baby from the bin and keeps it until he has his own glorious explosion!
The novel has a number of important morals, including don't give teachers a hard time and that sometimes things happen for no reason.