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Aug 11 2015

The wishing seed by Anna Branford

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Lily the Elf series. Walker Books, 2015. ISBN 9781925081060
(Age: 5+) Themes: Overcoming disappointment; Solving problems. Lily the Elf has a broken dress-up crown, and she wishes upon a passing dandelion seed for a new one. She is despondent when her wish does not appear to be answered, but the skills of her fix-it father, and creative Granny help her to realise that wishes can be answered in ways that she doesn't expect.
This is a very simple early chapter book (predominantly simple sentences and no language complexities) that will appeal to very young independent readers or struggling readers. There are simple black and white illustrations by Lisa Coutts scattered through the book.
Carolyn Hull

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