Saturday, 20 July 2013
Cafe at the edge of the moon 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. Janey is fed up of being told what to do by her mum and dad. So she jets off to the cafe at the edge of the moon where she can do anything she likes - eating pudding first, splashing in puddles and racing a dinosaur.
Fracesca Simon is well known for her popular character, Horrid Henry. However, this is a book featuring different characters.
When I read this book, my first thoughts were that I am sure many children think like Janey did in the story. Janey was fed up of being told what to do by her mum and so she went off in her racing car to a place where she could do exactly what she wanted.
This book is perfect for young children who are beginning to read books alone. Each page has only one sentence per page and has bright, colourful pictures which also tell the story. It is planned especially for very early readers and will be a great encouragement to them and their progress in learning to read alone.
Thank you to the publishers, Orion Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.