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Charlie Cook's Favorite Book Paperback – July 31, 2008 by Julia Donaldson (Author)

I rarely provide reciews, though I felt I owed it to everyone out there who is looking for worthy children’s books. Look no further than the works of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book is incredible. If your child hasn’t already been exposed to the magical wonders and far away adventures only books can offer, then this book will open that door for them. We have yet to read a book by Donaldson that my kids and I didn’t love (ages 5 and 3). You can not go wrong here! Check it out!

From School Library Journal Kindergarten-Grade 2–A boy curls up in a cozy chair to enjoy his favorite book, whereupon readers are whisked away on a trip through different types of literature. The story assumes a book within a book format, as a turn of the page takes youngsters inside Charlie’s pirate adventure. Here the layout resembles an open novel, with the title Shiver Me Timbers emblazoned across the top. A pirate digs up a treasure chest that contains–you guessed it–a book. Another page turn reveals that it is a collection of fairy tales, as Baby Bear finds Goldilocks in his bed reading his favorite story about a knight and a dragon. This pattern continues until the action returns to Charlie, still in his armchair, now surrounded by all of the characters. The spreads cleverly reflect the featured tales, and the endpapers show all of the volumes lined up on a shelf. Unfortunately, the loosely rhyming text is awkward to read aloud and the transitions often seem forced. Youngsters are ultimately left looking for more substance to accompany Scheffler’s humorous, brightly colored cartoons. For a story that celebrates reading, try Michael Garland’s Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook (Dutton, 2003), which deftly delivers hilarious, quirky tales.–Jill Heritage Maza, Conn Elementary, Raleigh, NC Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book Paperback – July 31, 2008 by Julia Donaldson (Author) Review

My son loves this book! The rhyming takes a little time to get the hang of, but is easy once you do; you’ll get plenty of practice reading it every single night though! The illustrations are very good and there are lots of details that match the theme of each book within the book. -Read Reviews-

My son (3 and 1/2 yrs old) enjoyed this story as it kept changing- the book within a book was a complicated idea that was fun and engaging, so it was a nice learning tool to teach him about different ideas. While it’s not his absolute favorite of Julia Donaldson’s stories, I do recommend it and think it will grow with him longer than some of the other kids books out there.

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