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What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
My son loves this book and loves to join in by chanting the ends of the lines on every page. He loves the rhymes, he loves the rhythms of the lines, he loves finding the ladybirds, and he loves the plot - especially the bit where the robbers are arrested and taken away. The word-play is good for speech and (eventually)reading and spelling, and the plot is, umm, arresting (!) for a two year old. He also loves comparing the farm pic at the beginning - where the animals are all in their enclosures - to the farm pic at the end where the animals have all been allowed out.

This is my - and my son's - all time number one, and I agree entirely that Amazon should allow more than 5 stars… Read more
Brilliant Psychology: How to Understand Yourself a&hellip by Ms Louise Deacon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Many popular psychology books offer a host of interesting but useless tips you'll never actually use - this book, however, is full of tips you WILL find useful and use. My fear is that the title feels a little too pigeonholed and it might deter some potential customers. The book is full of practical and useful stuff that could be useful to anyone interested in the massive range of people skills covered.

In short it's a great book for parents, salespeople, managers, teachers, people looking for love, people dealing with difficult people, people going for interviews, people involved in advertising etc.
Freudian Slips: All the Psychology You Need to Kno&hellip by Joel Levy
I can't believe I'm the first person to write a review for this book - it's a revelation, and a breath of fresh air. I'm a jazz musician with an interest in psychology (and lots of other topics), but when I read a lot of the material written in psychology books I groan at a lot of the research cited as being of great importance, and some of the less cited psychology material makes me simply cringe. If you are like me, when you read this book you'll breath a sigh of relief if you thought that 'the great psychologist John B. Watson' - who 'demonstrated' that classical conditioning could be extended to humans - didn't actually demonstrate anything at all, apart from demonstrating that he was… Read more