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May 06 2012

Billie B Brown: The Copycat Kid by Sally Rippin

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2012. ISBN 978 1742971414.
(Ages 6-9) What does the B in Billie B Brown stand for? This time (it changes in each story) it stands for buddy, as Billie has been asked by her teacher to be a buddy for Mika, a new student from Japan.
At first Billie is very excited and proud to be Mika's new friend but gradually as Mika copies Billie's clothing, artwork and is better than her at soccer, Billie gets angry and the friendship breaks down.
This book is a great choice for children who are becoming more independent readers and would like to read small novels or 'chapter' books. The font is large and the book only has 42 pages which are interspersed by black and white drawings.
There are many books in this series and these stories have great appeal for girls in years 1-4. Children might like to check out a great website about the books that also contains quizzes, colouring in and games.
Jane Moore

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