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First Favourite Tales: The Enormous Turnip Hardcover – 25 Mar 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ladybird (25 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721497381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721497389
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 0.7 x 16.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Irene Yates is a children's book creator. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.


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My daughter asked me to buy this for her 5 year old son as she still remembers how much she enjoyed it when she was that age. I was delighted to find it was still available and my grandson loves it too.
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First Favourite Tales - Fab series for 2 year olds

I bought this entire series to give as birthday and christmas presents, to my 2 year old daughter and to other children. They have been a massive hit. The illustrations are lovely and, like the Snuggle Up series, the way they are written with rhyme and repetition as a central theme make them irresistible to toddlers. My daughter loves these books and wants to read them again and again, and they encourage her to join in too. I really wanted to introduce her to some of the classic fairy stories and this is a great, updated, way of doing so. Highly recommended.
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I chose this story for my 3 year old as it is a simple traditional story with no-one being eaten by wolves etc! The story fits the bill - not too scary for bedtime reading, well illustrated, and she clearly understood it and liked the idea of everyone pulling on everyone else. We spotted all the characters in the picture at the end and she really enjoyed it.

BUT - I have an issue with some of the text. I am fine with stories which rhyme - who could find fault with Gruffalo or Stick Man, or indeed the Sharatt / Tucker version of the 3 little pigs - and I am fine with stories that don't rhyme. What I find difficult is that some of this rhymes and some of it doesn't. And where it does, you sometimes get the impression that the words have been changed to artificially make it rhyme; it doesn't quite feel right, and often it doesn't scan. We also have Goldilocks and the 3 bears from this series, and The Sly Fox and the Red Hen, and they're the same. (eg "Once there was a little red hen. She lived in a little red henhouse, safe and sound, with a little blue door and windows all around.") It doesn't bother my daughter at all, but it does me!

So not a bad choice, especially if your child is a sensitive soul :-), but personally I'll buy traditional fairy stories from another series in future.

PS I had to explain what a turnip was :-)
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We have all the books in this series and, to my surprise, this one is probably our favourite. Our daughter decided that that the man responsible for growing the turnip is "daddy", so I decided the wife was "mummy" and she became the little girl etc. I guess its more fun for her because she feels as if she's part of the story. The rhyming is most natural in this book - though I'm not sure if this is down to the skill of the writer or just that the storyline lends itself better to rhyming.
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This is a very educational resource, it has got good pictures and fantastic humour, your little one is sure to love it, go for it..
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Classic story, easy to read and understand and not too long or too short. I bought the entire range of first favourite tales for my 2 year old and she loves them. In fact, after reading other books for the last year my husband was also very pleased we'd bought them as he finds them great to read to her too!! My baby son will also benefit from these when he's older so a great choice. Overall a very happy family and at a great price with great service what more could you ask for.
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my son had the first favourite tales books when he was younger and they're so good i'm buying them again for my nieces. can't wait to read them it :)

highly recommended for young children (age <2/3)
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i brought this for my son whos nearly 3 he loved it ive read it so many times since it arrived he knows the story off by heart! the book was in great condition and arrived pretty quick would have orderd from this seller twice and havent been dissapointed will order from there again
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