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Not quite what you think it will be
on 9 January 2012
There are 47 small paperback books in a rather flimsy case and there is nothing wrong with that. What is disappointing is that my expectations are not satisfied and I suspect the decades since they were written have seen huge advances in children's' learning.
The pictures are not really enough to captivate young minds in the 21st century whereas they were 40 years ago. We didn't have colour television back then nevermind pre school kids competent on tablet computers.
The words are too complicated for young kids and there is nothing for them to read themselves until they can read it all and by that time they are probably too old for the books. I have used the Marks and Spencer classic children's stories books such as Jack and the Beanstalk or The Ugly Duckling etc. and they are updated for the 21st century with snippets in larger type for the children to read. The pictures are full drawing full colour and interesting; the Mr Men pictures are quite honestly rubbish in comparison.
In summary, don't be fooled by rose tinted memories of your childhood as I was and pass on these. They are what they are but unfortunately what they are is just not good enough in 2012.