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May 16 2011

Pip and Posy: the super scooter by Axel Scheffler

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Nosy Crow, 2011. ISBN 9780857630056.
Pip the rabbit was riding on his new scooter - he could go up and down and even do tricks on it. But when his friend Posy saw it she liked it a lot - so much that she snatched it away from Pip and off she went, up and down and doing tricks, even though she had never been on a scooter before. What happens next is quite predictable, as stories should be for this age group, but Pip's response offers a lesson about how we should treat our friends even if we are cross with them.
I shared this with Miss Nearly 5 and she loved its simplicity which is enhanced by the delightful illustrations of the author (who also illustrated The Gruffalo).In fact, she was so entranced that I overheard her retelling it to Miss 7-weeks in her bassinette. Great for reading aloud and reading along and talking about options and good choices. What could Posy have done instead of snatching the scooter?What do you think Pip will do when Posy crashes?
Miss Nearly 5 has put her seal of approval (and dibs) on this one.
Barbara Braxton

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