| It's a great book for children as
she was able to remember quite a lot of the details thus enabling her to
'read' more of it later. Even Michael, while saying it was for younger
children, read it eagerly before Natalie could get her hands on it.
Grandma also gave the book her approval. She commented that the writing was of a good size for children learning to read. An added bonus was that it can be read on two levels; the actual words and also situations that could be expanded if the adult wanted to. The language level was generally simple enough for the learner reader, with more demanding words being repeated to help them learn. The story also teaches, though without being preachy, to care about others as the Bananas do ensure Amy isn't disappointed by the trick they play on the Teddies.
We all enjoyed reading Space Bananas and don't hesitate to recommend this book for your own young children or for friends' children. Any child old enough to recognise B1 and B2, and that's a pretty big group, would get something from this lovely book. It's also great that it's Australian so by buying it you would be supporting the local industry.
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