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3+ adventure Alan Durant consequences humour jungles picture books Simon Rickerty

Unfortunately

Alan Durant (text) & Simon Rickerty (illustrations)(Orchard Books) One bright, sunny day, a boy was walking happily through the jungle whistling.When you are walking through a jungle, some unexpected things can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes they are bad things, like rather scary encounters. Fortunately, sometimes they are good things, like playing tricks on those scary creatures and escaping. But what …

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Banana Skin Chaos!

Lilli L’Arrongetranslated by Daniela Bernardelle(Bloomsbury Children’s Books) When a little boy throws his banana skin onto the pavement, he has no idea the chain of events that can ensue this simple, albeit naughty, action. Thankfully his sister witnesses the scene and is quick at explaining the potential chaos that it could create. But her descriptions …

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The Rights of the Reader

Daniel Pennac with illustrations by Quentin Blake, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (née Adams) (Walker books) Parents, teachers, librarians,please on no account use these pages as an instrument of torture. These words of caution from the author at the very beginning of the book set the tone of one of my most favourite books. Daniel Pennac is a bestselling French …

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The Great Hamster Massacre

Katie Davieswith illustrations by Hannah Shaw(Simon & Schuster Children’s Books) It is a new school year and Anna has been asked to write a report on her summer holidays. Her mum wants her to “embellish” the truth but no, Anna wants to write about what really happened, and that, is the bloody massacre of her …

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3+ animals Caryl Hart farm fun hippos humour Library Mice Family Favourite picture books RHCBA testing 2011 rhyming Sarah Horne

Rhino? What Rhino?

Caryl Hart (text) & Sarah Horne (illustrations)(Hodder Children’s Books) Rhino lives at the zoo and is rather bored and lonely so he decides to squeeze through the bars and sneak out unnoticed. He soon finds shelter in a nearby farm, but straight away, and unbeknown to him, he manages to create absolute chaos. The farm animals, who …

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