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Nov 30 2011

Neville No-phone by Anna Branford and Kat Chadwick

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Walker Books, 2011. ISBN 9781921529962. 
(Ages 8+) Highly recommended. Neville is desperate to get himself a mobile phone and enlists his friend Enzo on this quest. Their schemes are extremely entertaining to read and every character in the novel is engaging, including all the parents. I laughed aloud at least 5 times and loved the descriptions of old technology such as cans and string. A hilarious and clever story for individual reading or as a class read aloud for Year 3 - 6 students. It will also be useful for the new Australian Curriculum in English to cover communication outcomes as well as to reinforce the theme of persistence in classrooms.
Chris Lloyd

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