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Janeen Brian & Emma Stuart (illustrator) (2012) Eddie Pipper.

Janeen Brian & Emma Stuart (illustrator) (2012)

Eddie Pipper

Frenchs Forest: New Frontier Publishing

Eddie Pipper is a typical 8-yearold boy ... he lives with his mother, father, and younger Sister. Oh, and he loves penguins!

There's just one small problem ... Eddie is terrible at remembering things. He leaves the fridge open, forgets his bus money and forgets what his mother and father tell him. However Eddie desperately wants a pet--not just any pet--a penguin. But Eddie has a plan! Will he be able to convince his parents that he is responsible enough to have another pet?

This book immediately draws the reader into Eddie's world. The thoughtful illustrations scattered throughout the book provide support for children who are consolidating their skills as an independent reader. The text is well written and accessible for children reading from text level 16. There is a clear narrative structure and well-defined problem and solution.

This would be a perfect take home book or a class serial to be read aloud. It provides a springboard for class discussions on topics such as responsibility and perseverance. This book is suitable for an independent book review or various other literacy-based activities from Grades 2-4. This book is sure to entice even your most reluctant readers.

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Author:Abbott, Linda
Publication:Practically Primary
Article Type:Book review
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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