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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

by Catherine Stone

This book includes twelve stories written for the author’s daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and charm. And Polly, not scared at all, outwits the wolf on each and every occasion!


 

 

 


Grandad’s Island
Grandad’s Island

by Benji  Davies

Syd and Grandad’s tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad’s house is at the bottom of Syd’s garden and Syd can go round any time he wants. One day Grandad isn’t in any of his usual places and Syd finds him in the attic. There’s a big metal door at one end, and through it a ship, ready to take Grandad and Syd to a faraway island. Grandad doesn’t need his stick on the island and is very much at home with the cheery parrots and bright flowers. He decides to stay behind, though he’ll miss Syd very much.

Katy
Katy

by Jacqueline Wilson

Katy follows the events of What Katy Did very closely, with a few minor tweaks (Dorry and Jonnie are now twins, Aunt Izzie has become Katy and Clover’s stepmother). Possibly if I didn’t know the original books so well I’d have enjoyed it even more, but there were several sections which were so close I was a bit frustrated. However, most of it had a fresh twist, and the appearance of lots of half-familiar faces in new guises (mostly) worked brilliantly. It was a little like watching the recent remake of Annie, having grown up with the original!

Grandpa’s Great Escape
Grandpa’s Great Escape

by David Walliams

Jack’s Grandpa…wears his slippers to the supermarket serves up tinned tongue for dinner and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name .But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day… An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart.  Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.







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