By Nikiya Cooper, aged 8 years old
I think it is good that they makes books for little people; reading helps with many things in life. It improves grammar, punctuation, spellings and pronunciation. I feel that kids of all ages should read, it is good stimulus for the brain. My mum started reading when she was three because her mum (my grandmother) sat her on her lap while she read the newspaper.
I liked these books because they are simple good reads, they are positive and Serious Sas and Messy Magda has a good moral to it.
Big cat little cat is a good starting point for early readers and I think would be entertaining for many kids in that age group. The simple sentences reflect the way we learn speech as we begin to string sentences together. I honestly think the best thing is that it helps 2 to 6 year olds learn so many things in literature and grammar. I think imagery is important because it helps the young reader to relate words to objects and concepts. The pictures were very vivid and eye catching. The pictures show what is written on the page, so it is easier to find out what the writing is even if you are unable to read.
This book was written by A j Weaver who wrote her first book when she was 7-8 years of age. This is her second book written. Knowing this has been an inspiration to me as I am a child writer aged ten and would like to write books my own someday. I think that this book demonstrates the authors love for animals and shows what she sees when she is around them. The publishers, Books to treasure have given A J Weaver a wonderful opportunity to have her books made public and shows that there is zero limit to age and being able to write.
Serious Sas and Messy Magda is a great book. Written by authors, Marianna de Pierres and Rachel Annie Bridgen, the story tells of a mother and daughter who are very different in character. It shows however much difference there is between Sas and her mum Magda, they love each other whatever what their personalities are like. There are many different themes running through this book. It teaches you about opposites, difference and diversity and how views can change. It is a wonderful simple story, and I think it has a wonderful ending and simple self explanatory pictures that are entertaining also.
I personally loved these books as they remind me of when I was smaller. Maybe you might have some books left from then and want to give them away, I do suggest reading them – it will bring back some memories.
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