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Awkward rhymes and poor standard of English.
on 23 December 2015
Redeeming factor: The art and the glittery spider thread is a nice touch.
Apart from that, this book cannot be recommended. The rhyme is consistently awkward throughout. Sing this to the tune, and let me know how it goes: "Incy Wincy Spider / he doesn't think it funny. / He's tangled on a grey goat / and calls out for his mummy." Why not just use "fun" and "mum" instead of awkwardly tacking on the extra syllable on the end? It doesn't fit with the tune.
Also, this line is atrocious: "He's fluttered on to Buttercup, / the black and white young cow." The lyrics in this book hardly roll off the tongue, as it can even in some of Julia Donaldson's less praised work. Also, the word "young" does not belong after "black and white". Age comes before colour in adjective order. At least in English. This book is of a poor standard all round.
I feel like Bernard Black in Black Books - anyone could do a better job of this than Chapman did. Like his TV show Paw Patrol, this is another soul-less cash grab.