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Guess How Much I LoveYou
by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
(Walker Books)
Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare love each other so much, but just how can they find ways to express their feelings? Even though they stretch themselves to their upmost extent, it’s still not quite enough. Real love is immeasurable , but not quite inexpressible. This gorgeous picture book has already become a modern classic and it’s so good to see a big book edition available at last. Just like the Hare duo, the author/artist partnership works to perfection.
(reviewed by Jill Bennett)
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Farmer Duck
by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury
(Walker Books)
A prize-winning book about a duck who has to do all the work because the farmer is so lazy. When he becomes exhausted, the other animals decide to take action and take over the farm. Great fun to read aloud with patterned and predictable language plus animal noises.
40 pages    ISBN 0744547792
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Fox, Beware!
by Judy Waite. Illustrated by Myriam Deru
(Rigby Red Giants)
A fox lives happily in a wood but he is forced to move when developers come. Eventually, when the development is finished, he finds a safe home at the end of the gardens. The story follows the fox and the gradually progressing development through the seasons of the year and includes some predictable, patterned language and some good descriptions.
Links to science - living things and to work on the seasons.
16 pages    ISBN 043304219



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