Sunday, 19 August 2012

The Big Sticky Bun by Vivian French (Children's, 5 years +, 10/10E)

July 2012, Orion Children's
64 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: what constitutes good behaviour, reward for good behaviour, persistance, sibling disagreements, being too little, watery fun, punishment for wrongdoing, family treat, remembering family events, lots of humour

Summary from Orion
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.
Jason and his little sister Daisy B help Mum and Dad with the shopping, the gardening and eating cakes in this fun and accessible story, perfect for early readers.

Nayuleska's thoughts

As usual I adore these full colour books. This one teaches several good lessons: behave properly if you wish to have nice treats, some activities are age and skill related, there are some things water won't help grow, always double check you've picked up the correct equipment. The humour which makes the stories so funny will serve to teach readers these valuable life lessons. I felt guilty when Jason got told off - it brought back memories of when I misbehaved when I was little, making this a guilt tinged 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Vivian's website

Suggested read

For another full colour read, try another of Vivian's books: The Perfect Pet Shop

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