Thursday, September 12, 2019

"The Famous Five Short Stories: The Birthday Adventure" by Enid Blyton and Becka Moor (Hodder Children's Books)

What a brilliant way to introduce emerging readers to some of the classic works of children's fiction.

Enid Blyton's Famous Five stories are well loved by generations of children. but here for the first time is the first in a series of short stories designed for kids to gain confidence in their reading.

"The Famous Five: The Birthday Adventure" with fantastic full colour illustrations by Becka Moor will take kids on a whirlwind adventure with Julian, Dick, Anne, George and of course Timmy the Dog.

Expect all the usual excitement as the Five head off to birthday party with a very special present. Little do they know, two thieves are on their trail and desperate to get their hands on it!

The story is broken down into short chapters with vibrant, full-colour illustrations on every page - perfect for shared reading or for newly confident readers to enjoy independently if they're moving on from picture books to something more chapter based. 

Sum this book up in a sentence: A brilliant way to introduce kids to longer reading experiences, through a classic set of adventures. 

"The Famous Five: The Birthday Adventure" by Enid Blyton and Becka Moor is out now, published by Hodder Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).