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Aliens and underpants make this a popular children’s choice, and the fun, rhyming text makes this a good book for joining in or sharing. Can be enjoyed equally by pre-school and older children.
Packed with amazing facts and terrific trivia about things that children have done when they are eight, from writing novels and symphonies to climbing mountains and recording hit pop-songs!
Is a sinister hand puppet the reason for the school’s sudden leap in the league tables? Graphic-novel style pictures complement a fast-paced story.
When taken out on a road-test, this book is always the most popular title in our pre-school selection. Children love placing the double-sided figure in a pocket on each page to drive a variety of vehicles.
Written in response to his dyslexic son's need for stimulating, approachable reading material.
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