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.