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1.0 out of 5 stars Hatt's no Julia Donaldson, 14 July 2014
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I've read lots of rhyming kids books - some better than others - but this is the worst I've ever read by a long shot. So much so that after downloading it to my ipad and giving it a read through, I decided not to even bother reading it to my little one. It has no lyricism and doesn't scan properly. I'd go so far as to say the poem itself sounds as though it's been written by a child (but not in a good way - it's simply jarring and doesn't work). I know not everyone can be a Donaldson or Dr Seuss - however, this was so basic that it totally detracted from the story. I truly believe that well-written rhyming books can give children an appreciation of language by helping them enjoy the flow and beat of poetry - demonstrating that language can be playful and clever at the same time. Unfortunately, I personally found that I'd be stumbling over the wording to read this book out loud. Best thing is to use the 'look inside' option and see if it's for you.
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