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Yuck's Abominable Burp Blaster And Yuck's Remote Control Revenge  (Yuck Series)
Yuck's Abominable Burp Blaster And Yuck's Remote Control Revenge (Yuck Series)
by Matt and Dave
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YUCK!, 28 Sept. 2009
Two more fantastic Yuck stories which early readers will enjoy reading.
The book is a good buy for all those children out there who already enjoy Horrid Henry. The length of the two stories is just right and they are certainly very Yucky - be warned!!


Big Red Bath
Big Red Bath
by Julia Jarman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bedtime addition, 27 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Big Red Bath (Paperback)
A lovely story about two children and their adventure at bathtime.
This is a lovely simple story whose illustrations add further to the text. Children love joining in with the story - and you will probably catch them at a later date reading parts of it to themselves!
An ideal purchase for young children.


Don't Look Under the Bed!
Don't Look Under the Bed!
by Angelica Glitz
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Look Under the Bed, 31 Aug. 2009
This book is ok to read to young children once or twice but is not a book they will keep coming back to.
Lots of better books out there about monsters and bedtime!


The Cellist of Sarajevo
The Cellist of Sarajevo
by Steven Galloway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cellist of Sarajevo, 28 Aug. 2009
This book proved to be a fascinating read. It gives you an insight into the difficulties faced by the inhabitants of Sarajevo during the seige of the 1990's.
The three characters Arrow, Dragon and Kenan provide the reader with the opportunity to see the world through their eyes which I found emotional.
Throughout the book I felt I needed time to reflect and being just over 200 pages I was left wanting more.


The Highwayman's Footsteps: 1
The Highwayman's Footsteps: 1
by Nicola Morgan
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The Highwayman's Footsteps, 28 Aug. 2009
This is a book well worth reading if you enjoy 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. Ideally it is suitable for secondary school children although a good Year 5/6 pupil would be able to successfully access it.
The story is about a boy from a wealthy family called William de Lacey who runs away from his family home. While running away he is attacked by a girl highwayman called Bess. He soon realises that she is injured and so he helps her. As the story unfolds, William finds out that his farther is a cruel man who has caused suffering, hardship and death to many people and so with Bess they set out to make amends.
Overall, I found the book was quite an easy read and the shortness of the chapters is a plus point for teenagers.


Good Harbor
Good Harbor
by Anita Diamant
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read, 16 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Good Harbor (Paperback)
If you are looking for a book which is an easy read and yet leaves you with thoughts about life, then this is a possibility for you.
The book itself is about a chance meeting between two women - Kathleen, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years after the death of her sister and Joyce, a struggling writer who has a 12 year old daughter and husband who is always working.
The book explores the issues of loss, family secrets, marriage and motherhood in a way which doesn't make the book become dull and predictable.
Having not read 'The Red Tent' I now intend to do so.


Little Beauty
Little Beauty
by Anthony Browne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super, 14 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Little Beauty (Paperback)
Again Anthony Browne has produced another wonderful book in Little Beauty, a story about a gorilla who is given a kitten because he is sad and wants a friend.
The book exposes the reader to the meaning of friendship, loyalty and love. As with other Anthony Browne books the illustrations work in perfect harmony with the written prose.
A lovely bedtime story which would also be a wonderful gift for any young child. I certainly enjoy reading it to my children again and again!


No Time For Goodbye
No Time For Goodbye
by Linwood Barclay
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Certainly wanted to find out what happened, 12 Aug. 2009
This review is from: No Time For Goodbye (Paperback)
When I picked this book up I was drawn to the unusual storyline which made be immediately want to know what happened.
I found that at the start of the book I was enjoying the pace, but found that by half was through this had ebbed away.
At times I found the characters annoying! But in hindsight, this was an element of the book which made be want to continue reading it. By the end, I was pleased I had finished it although i don't think that I will be recommending this book ahead of others I have read recently.


Winnie's New Computer
Winnie's New Computer
by Valerie Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another super Winnie the Witch story, 9 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Winnie's New Computer (Paperback)
This is another wonderful Winnie the Witch story which my children love listening to time and again.
I love the way in which Wilbur's fascination with the computer (and in particular the mouse) gets him into trouble, firstly with Winnie and then that night with the computer itself!
Illustrations throughout are excellent, further adding to the excellence of this book.


The Piano Teacher
The Piano Teacher
by Janice Y. K. Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but could be better., 8 Aug. 2009
This review is from: The Piano Teacher (Paperback)
I quite enjoyed this book although not as much as I was expecting after reading previous reviews.
The story itself was well written although I felt that certain characters were not developed enough for my liking.
The subject matter - Hong Kong during the early 1940's and 1950's was very interesting, but by the end of the book I felt as though I had too many unanswered questions.


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