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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Moody Margaret's Makeover by Francesca Simon

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. Anything Moody Margaret can do, Horrid Henry can do better. So when Margaret starts giving her friends makeovers, Henry decides to steal - no, borrow! - her idea. He is sure he can do it much, much better. It can't be that hard to make people look really fantastic...can it?

Regular readers of my book review blog will know that I am a huge fan of Simon and Schusters Childrens Books Early Reader range. With their great stories which are split into chapters, with stories featuring popular characters and intermingled with great colourful illustrations, I recommend this series to friends and teachers who are helping children gain confidence in reading alone.

This book features the very popular characters from the Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon. The story was originally included in the book 'Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman' and has now been adapted into the Early Reader format. The story is the same, the only change in the use of chapters, more of Tony Ross's fantastic illustrations and less words per page to encourage younger readers to try the next stage of book.

It is a fun book which sees Horrid Henry decide to try and cash in on Moody Margaret's latest money earning idea - he will also offer makeovers, however when his make up bag includes glue and crayons, you know that it will not end in success.

I would recommend this book as a great book to give to an Early Reader (age 7+) who is beginning to enjoy reading and wants to try chapter books. Or it would also make a good bedtime story book for children, introducing them to the ideas of chapters and having one chapter per night. It is suitable for both boys and girls and will be loved by all.

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

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