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Lulu Gets a Cat!

Lulu Gets a Cat!, the latest addition to the popular series, is a credit to Anna McQuinn. It’s clear that a lot of work and research went into this colourful picturebook, with information about the National Cats Adoption Centre available to young readers on the inside cover. As a teacher, I found it fantastic that…

Lulu Loves Flowers

The Lulu books always contain references to stories, and Lulu Loves Flowers is no exception. Little Lulu, inspired by the nursery rhyme ‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary’, goes to the library and chooses a book to tell her how to plant and grow flowers. After buying and planting the seeds she busies herself making decorations to…

Zeki Can Swim

Zeki Can Swim concerns a little boy’s trip to a swimming pool with his dad and the other children in his swimming class. As is to be expected with modern story books, the illustrations contain children of all ethnicities. But what is particularly noticeable in this book is that the babies are lifelike and truly…