Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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In a house in the woods (who knows where?),
Live Ma and Pa and Mary Bear.
While their porridge cools in the morning air,
They fetch some cream from the dairy.

Oh, bears, beware! Oh, bears, beware!
Beware of girls with golden hair!

A fun retelling of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Share the learning activities with your child to encourage their reading and reinforce their learning of phonics. ~ Nick Page, Author.

My review:

Rhyming, cute characters and funny. It really is a good book, but I wish learning phonics wasn’t forced upon our children. In any case, like with the others similar to this book, it’s not quite a bedtime story, but children will love it.

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Jack and the Beanstalk

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Jack Pott and his mum
had a poor life, not much fun.
Food was scarce for those two
and their cow called Little Moo.

A fun  retelling of the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Share the story and learning activities with your child to encourage their reading and reinforce their learning of phonics. ~ Nick Page, Author

My review:

Another great story retold in a fun, rhyming way. Key sounds are highlighted in red to help children identify them. Not quite a bedtime story like the original, but certainly helpful and in line with what children are learning in school.

Snow White

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Princess Snow White, skin like snow,
Has a stepmum, long ago.
Every night, this queen would call
To her mirror on the wall:
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?”

A fun retelling of the story of Snow White. Share the story and the learning activities with your child to encourage their reading and reinforce their learning of phonics. ~ Nick Page, Author

My review:

Which child does not like rhyming books?! A classic story retold in a fun way, which also highlights key sounds using phonics. It also includes charts at the back such as Rhyming Words, Letters Together, along with a Picture Dictionary.

Little Bear’s Close Encounter

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Little Bear looked up at the stars. “I wish I was an astronaut”, he sighed. Little Bear dreamed of exploring the world outside the window. He liked living in Emma’s bedroom, but he sometimes wondered what it would be like to climb a mountain or go deep-sea diving. Most of all, Little Bear longed to meet an alien.

My review:

This cute story reminds me of Little Yum-Yum. He too, wants to be an astronaut and is just as curious as this Little Bear character about other things. A lovely, feel good bedtime story, which is sure to leave a smile on any child’s face.

Tom Thumb

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There once was a poor couple who had no children and longed for a son of their own. One day, an old beggar man passed by their house. Although the poor couple had little enough for themselves they invited hi in to eat and rest. “Where are your children?” asked the beggar. “We don’t have any,” sighed the man. “We would love a son, even if he were no bigger than my thumb.”

My review:

A classic children’s tale, oh my gosh – what a cute story! I will highlight to Little Yum-Yum that sharing is caring – no matter how much or how little one has. Love this story!