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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

I am insanely jealous of the talents of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  The duo have created a whole series of great quality, funny and entertaining picture books for children ... and adults!

A clever concept.  This one begins with Charlie Cook reading a book then each double page leads to the inside of a different book and it all goes round in one big circle ending back with Charlie again at the end.  Follow magazines, pirates, newspapers and enclyopeadias - top marks for the inclusion of non-fiction!

The rhyming couplets and rhythm keep the pages turning at a quicker pace than The Gruffalo.  The illustrations by Axel Scheffler are as to be expected, there is always something new to spot in the finer details.  There are depths to this story, I believe that's the reason it's stayed a favourite in our family as it's an ideal read for siblings.

My Book Corner loves this, it's been designed with the parent in mind - the parent who will be reading this story over and over!

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Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog . . . From kings and queens to aliens and ghosts, there's something for everyone in Charlie's amazing book!
Entertaining and original – another winner from the best picture book team in the world.

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Pages
32
ISBN
978-0142411384

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Charlie Cook's Favourite Book 2011-08-12 21:48:29 Kate Martin
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Reviewed by kermerter    August 13, 2011
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Another thumbs up

Another great book from Julia and Axel. This one won't grab you on the first read like the Gruffalo does but give it a second read and you will be hooked. Very cleverly written, a story that goes full circle with great illustrations.

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