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Topsy and Tim: Start School Paperback – 27 Feb 2003

4.8 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ladybird; New Ed edition (27 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904351190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904351191
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 0.7 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We loved this one as it had just the right tone... (Times Online 2009-09-01)

Bright and clear... (Daily Mirror 2009-08-27)

Will help the little ones over those first day nerves (Yours Magazine 2009-09-01) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jean and Gareth Adamson first created the now hugely popular Topsy and Tim characters forty years ago.


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My daughter has just started school this week and I have found Jean and Gareth Adamson's book invaluable. Having grown up with Topsy and Tim, she is able to relate to their new experiences and develops strength and guidance from them. Naturally nervous, the night before school she specifically requested this book as her bedtime story.
Bright, funny and written in a way that children find easy to follow, Topsy and Tim stories are both educational and entertaining.
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My little boy starts school in September, so I wanted a book that would explain to him what will happen when he goes. This book ticked all the boxes. It is written in a cheerful and positive style, and has made him start asking questions about his new adventure. I didn't want a complicated step-by-step guide to the school day, I thought this would just make him more nervous. I just wanted a simple story about the main facts, in order to prepare him for his first day. This book delivered just that....perfect.
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My 4 year old has nearly all the old style topsy and tim books but this is the more up to date style.He starts school soon and it is a good book to inform them a little of the school day.It is bright and colourful and a good read.
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Best starting school book I could find and my son asked to read it repeatedly when school was looming. Nice story about the twins and what they found on their first day and a great way to start a conversation about school. My main complaint is that at one point Tim says something along the lines of 'girls always get the best things' why is this necessary? It is a random and pointless comment that just alludes to some difference in luck between the genders and presents a potentially negative spin on school for boys. Odd thing to include an spoiled the book for me.
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Classic characters that i remember from my own childhood(im now 33)! My daughter is due to start school in september and i thought it may be nice to have a friendly, colourful book to read at bedtime. Its a nice story but does lack a certain something. It covers leaving mum, lunchtime and where to hang your coat but no mention of the excitment of learning to read, write or make new friends.
Could have been more to the story's content.
Nice bright pictures and a puzzle page at the end which was a good addition and my daughter liked.
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This book is very good book, this is my second purchase if a topsy and Tim book and already I'm impressed. The book entails most of the things that would take place during a school day giving the child insight of what to expect. It also has a small knowledge test at the back to get the child thinking. Would reccommed.
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My 3 year old has just discovered his brothers old Topsy and Tim books and loves them! I have since bought him two more for Christmas and he asks for them at bedtime every night! These are easy readers and very educational. I would definitely recommend Topsy and Tim!
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Another super book from the Topsy and Tim range. Daughter loves this as she.has just started school. Was an excellent way to help describe what to expect from a day at school. As always bright, colourful and not too long.
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