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Each year many wonderful picturebooks are published. Here is our selection of some of the best. We think these are books which you and your child will enjoy sharing again and again. We hope they will prompt interesting conversations and play linked to the stories and creative activities.
Find out more and see our selection here
Our focus book is Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracy Corderoy and Steven Lenton
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are robbers. The trouble is they are not very good at it and keep coming away empty handed. Thinking it might be easier to rob their neighbours than the bank or the zoo, they invite them all to a tea party so they can rob the empty houses. Unfortunately they are spotted and so fail yet again. The two hapless robbers, realising the error of their ways, decide to turn away from their life of crime and find a new career as café owners as their cake making proves such a hit.
An amusing story with appealing characters and wonderfully detailed illustrations. The rhyming text makes it memorable and easy to join in with.
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