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Nov 25 2014

Look and See by Shane Morgan

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Magabala Books, 2014. ISBN 9781922142221.
Highly recommended for emerging readers or your kids who may be struggling with reading. What a delightful Early Reader book this is! Apparently first released 1999, this a super picture book with simple text and striking illustrations for beginning readers. Earthy colours and an array of Australian native fauna are combined to give the developing young reader a resonant reading experience. This is the Australian version of those wonderful PM Early Readers my Year 1s thrived on many years ago. The rhyming text is not complex but also never dull.
Shane Morgan, can you please do some more?
I love the simple and repetitive but not 'same' text and I adore the stylised illustrations with the echoed colours.
If you have Preppies, children challenged to read or young disengaged readers, this is a terrific book - and I do hope to see more.
Sue Warren

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