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Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

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Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire - Francesca Simon, book reviewThe book is about Horrid Henry and his perfect brother ‘Perfect Peter’. Horrid Henry hates Perfect Peter. There are four stories in this book. The main characters are Horrid Henry, Perfect Peter, mum, dad, Moody Margaret and Miss Battle-Axe. I liked Horrid Henry because he is witty and hilarious.

My favourite part was when Horrid Henry tricked Miss Battle-Axe by showing her Peter’s story. I would recommend this book to boys and girls over four years old. I would recommend it because it is interesting and amusing. The message is ‘mischief can be funny but sometimes it is too much’.


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My Favourite Children’s Authors

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If a love of books is instilled in our children by reading aloud to them at an early age and then sharing books and listening to them read as they begin to learn, let’s hope that books will still be a pleasurable source of entertainment for them alongside television, computers and games consoles as they grow older. The authors I’ve chosen here each write for a certain age group, ranging from three-to four-year-olds through to early teenagers. Let’s start with the youngest group.

Babette Cole

Young children will love the humour and colorful, lively illustrations of Babette Cole’s ‘The Trouble with Grandad‘. Grandad gets into a pickle because of the enormous vegetables he grows: he wins all the prizes at the Vegetable Show and makes other competitors jealous.

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