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Nov 30 2011

Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman

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Puffin, 2011. ISBN: 9780143305989.
(Ages 8+) Highly recommended. Ten entertaining stories from one of Australia's most popular children's authors. My personal favourite is 'Saving Ms Fosdyke' a story in which teachers are paid huge salaries and are hero worshipped by the community. To quote, 'Only the smartest, cleverest, most brilliant, people get to be teachers.'
In some of the other stories lives are saved with a paper clip, an Australian idiom is misunderstood and two siblings compete about anything and everything. Gleitzman has an undoubted gift for writing authentic and funny prose about young people and these stories all showcase this gift. These imaginative stories would be ideal for reading aloud.
Chris Lloyd

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