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It feels a bit strange 'loving' a book about the ...
on 8 March 2017
It feels a bit strange 'loving' a book about the Holocaust, but I suppose you have to put it in context. Most books on this subject are aimed at slightly older children, so this is the first example I've seen where the language is accessible to primary school children. My son is nine and he would definitely be able to access this from a reading point of view - I'm less sure that he would understand the back-story because he doesn't have the general knowledge of the Holocaust to allow him to understand what's 'really' happening when Felix comes across situations which we as adults understand very well. I have read the first three books in the series now, and I do want my son to experience them, as it's an important subject, particularly is this current climate of intolerance we're experiencing. I will be starting by reading the first couple of chapters of the first book to him, and I'll see if he's naturally picking up the 'real' story rather than seeing it through Felix's innocent eyes. I will update this review when I have seen how he manages it. 8th March 2017
The order to read these books is Once, Then, Now, After, Soon