Books for 4 – 6 years
By Emily Gravett (Two Hoots Books)
When Pete the Badger gets a neat freak attack he starts cleaning up the forest – and the animals – with disastrous results. It’s one thing to pick up after yourself and keep things tidy, but Pete needs to learn the lesson that life – and nature – are not meant to be perfectly tidy. A great book for children who may be slightly neat obsessive or little perfectionists. And even if they aren’t– they will love the twist in the tale: a little mess is good for everyone.
So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.