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Crocodile has plenty of jobs to do around the house but Alligator is always too busy to help. The fun finger puppet can help to keep the attention of less keen readers.
Written by an ex-Spice Girl, the Ugenia Lavender series feature a lively 10 year old girl. The format includes short stories, news, top tips and puzzle pages.
A gentle animal story from a popular series set in a vet’s. Recommended as a good first chapter book for confident younger readers and animal lovers, who may enjoy reading more by the same author.
Simple language and Manga style pictures tell the story of 14 year-old genius Rick Shaw, who vows to use his brains to fight evil - as Boffin Boy!
A wonderfully funny rhyme telling the cautionary tale of a naughty little rabbit, who rides around on a motorbike bopping everyone on the head. Luckily there’s a good fairy around to teach him a lesson!
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