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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Poppy the Pirate Dog by Liz Kessler

Poppy the Pirate Dog - Early Reader

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Poppy is very excited to be going on holiday, especially when she is given a skull and crossbones scarf to wear. But life as a pirate dog at the seaside is trickier than she realises...

I have said previously on this blog that I really like the Orion Children's Books Early Readers series, they are great for early readers who are gaining confidence in their own ability to read alone. This book, is another great addition to the series, and will appeal to both boys and girls alike.

Poppy, along with his family, go on a family to the seaside and when he is given a skull and crossbones scarf, he believes he can be a pirate dog - but does he have his sea legs??

 The story is split into manageable chapters, giving the transition from picture books to 'proper' books. The story is intermingled with pictures which accompany the story perfectly and keep the reader engaged.  

This book is perfect to be read at story time or for an early reader to read out loud with a peer.

Thank you to the publishers, Orion Children's Books, for sending me the book to review. 

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