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Flour Babies Kindle Edition
|Length: 160 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||Age Level: 8 and up|
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Simon Martin is the main character in the book. He is a member of 4C. He is the only one that really likes his flour baby. Simon lives alone with his mum. At the beginning of the book Simon does not appreciate his mum. In particular when his mum refuses to look after his flour baby while he is at football
practice. but towards the end of the book he starts to realise how hard it must have been for his mum looking after him all by herself.
Because of having to look after the flour baby , Simon begins to wonder about his own father, who, left when Simon was still a baby. Simon has a lot of questions for his mum. was it his fault that his dad left? What circumstances did hisdadleave in? Simon also becomes more mature and starts to appreciate his teachers.
I enjoy the book because of the way we look ino Simon's memories.I think everyone between the ages of 9 and 12.
By Kate Eustace and Julia Smith
Featherstone High School.
Simon is a teenage slob,who doesn't pay any attention to school work what so ever until he chooses home economics in a science fair and receives a flour baby.
Simon manages to persuade hisf riends into thinking that at the end of the project they can kick they're flour babies to bits,this was because he over heard a conversation/arguement between Dr Feltham and his form tutor.
To start with he hates her but then he starts to explore his unknown past and his missing father.Simon grows to care for this flour baby although his friends think he's lost all his sanity.
He first realises that his school teachers must haveto put up with alot , looking after him and his class mates , so in a regular detention with Miss Arnott he, foronce, settles down to work instead of getting up to his usual strange antics. But this only lasts that one detention because he doesn't want to loose his reputation.
Simon next starts to think about his Dad and why he left. He satrtsto ask him self a lot of questions like
The novel has a number of important morals, including don't give teachers a hard time and that sometimes things happen for no reason.
Flour Babies is about Simon Martin and his friends in 4C. They have a project of taking on the responsibility of a small sack of flour as part of a ‘Child Development’ project. The Flour Baby comes with many different rules and regulations! The aim of the project is to get the students to think about responsibility and parenthood. Our main protagonist Simon finds himself beginning to really care for his Flour Baby despite his initial reservations. Simon unexpectedly finds himself coming to terms with his own absent father.
The absent father element is something that I didn’t recall from my childhood readings of Flour Babies. Perhaps because my father was absent (due to being in the army) so much, I didn’t really see it as anything unusual. I really liked how Anne Fine didn’t shy away from the absent father in the story. So many children can relate to this!
The language in Flour Babies is a little dated for our modern day children, but I do think children would still get something out of this book.
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I picked this book up in a waiting room, and it grabbed me from the word go - had to get a copy to read the rest of it!
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