Stephanie Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (66 of 80)
Location: Hants, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,808,737 - Total Helpful Votes: 66 of 80
Beast Quest: 3: Arcta the Mountain Giant by Adam Blade
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for boys!, 11 Nov 2010
My six-year-old daughter loves these, and more than anything else has got her really reading independently. They are rather repetitive, but that seems to be part of the attraction for young children. They love collecting things so the fact that there seem to be hundreds of them is an added bonus!
Never Use a Knife and Fork by Neil Goddard
Never Use a Knife and Fork by Neil Goddard
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anarchic and funny, 24 April 2008
This goes against everything you try to teach your kids about table manners but they love it - my 4-year-old twins know the text off by heart and recite it loudly and often. They particularly like the burgers bouncing off the door ('what if someone wanted to come through the door?' asks Hannah with glee). The rhymes make it fun to read, and it's quite short so adults won;t get bored!
Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey
Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book is much loved by our three daughters (aged 2-4), who like the story but also all the little details in the illustrations (like all the interesting things Horace gets up to with a lump of dough, and the inventive decorations on the biscuit friends). Perhaps as important, the book is also interesting enough for adults to bear reading repeatedly (and as a reluctant veteran of, for example, Fifi & the Flowertots this is vital!), with nice little plays on language that grown-ups appreciate even if the children don't notice, eg. " 'I know,' thought the Biscuit Bear, 'I shall make some friends.' ".

We also have Egg Drop by the same author, but this one is their favourite.

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