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A Bit More Bert

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A Bit More Bert,  Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Raymond BriggsA picture book containing six chapters might sound rather too much for young children. But Allan Ahlberg and Raymond Briggs A Bit More Bert is full of illustrations and has just a little text on each page. The chapters have a title page and then another three pages, except for Chapter 5 which has seven pages. Each chapter is actually more like a mini story, so if a child has a very short attention span, you wouldn’t have to read the whole book at once. We read about Bert and his dog, who is also called Bert, we give Bert a haircut, and then we see how Bert is constantly nagged by his mother (named Grandma Bert).

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Each Peach Pear Plum

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Each Peach Pear Plum By Janet Ahlberg, By Allan AhlbergEach Peach Pear Plum is a really fun book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg that works well on a number of levels! Essentially it draws on children’s knowledge of lots of different nursery rhymes and fairy tales, bringing the characters together to tell the story of these people meeting with each other basically to have a picnic. Children don’t necessarily need to know the original rhymes and tales, but I think it adds to the enjoyment if they do!

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