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My toddler loved it. It has a great moral without being ...
on 3 October 2014
I bought this book as a replacement for a copy that had fallen apart through over use. My toddler loved it. It has a great moral without being tiresome, the writing is rhythmic and engaging and the illustrations vibrant and attractive. I highly recommend it.
Beware, however, when ordering from Amazon. When it arrived I realised that I had the North American edition not the UK edition. I returned it not because of any snobbery but because it detracted from the quality of the book. The illustrations have been shrunk on the page so are less impressive. Worse the language has been changed to American usage. The ladybird becomes a ladybug and crucially the 'I Win' becomes 'I won' in the refrain, spoiling the alliterative quality. Knowing how good it could be it really jarred reading it like this. I think it is pretty shoddy of Amazon to be selling a book on their UK website, to a UK customer when it is a US edition.
In conclusion, buy this book, it's great, but perhaps not from here.