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Monkey Puzzle

From the writer and illustrator of ‘The Gruffalo’ comes ‘Monkey Puzzle’. “It’s not a puzzle, it’s a book”, my daughter pointed out. “Well…. There’s this monkey, see? And he’s…. puzzled.” You can imagine how that continued. The great thing about the edition I bought (here) is that it comes with a CD recording of the story and an extra Monkey Puzzle song. What’s good about it?

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The Gruffalo

Perhaps living in Japan means I’m a little off the beaten path when it comes to popular children’s literature in English. The Gruffalo was first released in 2009 and came to our house early this year. It’s a well illustrated book with smooth rhyming prose and a nice twist at the end. Even after 6 months of using this story at bedtime I still enjoy reading this to my daughter. Read More…