Book Review: A Treasury of Animal Stories by Holly Webb

11th October 2014 No Comments

Holly Webb’s animal stories are brilliant for little readers and also to read to primary school aged children. Over the years we have built up a few of them individually so it was lovely to receive this collection of 11 of them all nicely presented in a soft cover book.

The stories speak for themselves and are a lovely collection perfectly pitched at primary school aged readers. I enjoy reading them to my children and the older ones (7 and 5) like reading them to themselves. One of the things which she seems particularly good at is writing a story which the children can use to develop their comprehension, there are lots of opportunities to discuss different emotions and situations alongside the general threads of the stories and I think this is very valuable.

This book benefits from lots of little additional interviews and information panels. Even I learnt something from the Did You Know? panel about hedgehogs!

This is a really lovely gift for a little reader and to be honest I’d much rather my children received something like this than an annual this Christmas. Its a bargain at £9:99 and I think I’ve enjoyed it as much as the children.

You can find out more about the book here.

Claire Walsh

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