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‘Instant child appeal’ Parents in Touch reviews some recent fiction and non-fiction Early Readers!

Parents in Touch has posted a review of some of our May and June fiction and non-fiction Early Readers:

Jim’s Junk and Fix It by Jenny Jinks (pink band)

‘The lively illustrations give the book plenty of appeal.’

Nuts! and Is that My Ball? by Jenny Jinks (red band)

Lost and found is the theme of the two stories in this book – I like the way there is a link between the two, to make it more meaningful for children.’

The Perfect Spot by Alice Hemming (yellow band)

An entertaining story, which children will identify with as a familiar situation.’

Shy Stan by Katie Dale (blue band)

As children progress through the reading bands, so the stories become longer and more enjoyable, reflecting Maverick’s commitment to always bringing us great story telling.’

Woah! What’s the Weather (turquoise band)

It’s always good to see non-fiction as part of reading schemes and this fits well with the curriculum as well as offering lots of talking points. The spread which shows weather symbols adds a fresh dimension to learning to read and to extracting information from books. There is also a very useful glossary, introducing another learning/research concept.’

Wild and Wacky Animals (purple band)

With excellent colour photos, this is informative and entertaining. The word breakdowns help children pronounce unfamiliar words, extending their comprehension and vocabulary.’

Dress to Impress (gold band)

It’s good to see these familiar characters featuring in books through the reading scheme, as the familiarity is enjoyable for children, who relate well to familiar characters. I like the fact the book includes a map of all the places visited, as map reading is another learning skill children need to acquire, and this simple map is ideal. As with all the Maverick Early Readers, the layout is clear and really makes reading a pleasure.’

Read the whole review here and visit our dedicated Early Reader website here