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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Review: I Love You 5 Lollipops

What little girl hasn't wished her family was part of the circus? And what little girl doesn't love puppies, dollies, cupcakes, teddy bears and lollipops? Combine all of these ingredients with some simply gorgeous illustrations and you end up with I Love You 5 Lollipops.

This is the perfect book for young children just starting to read. As Elizabeth Rose tells each member of her family just how much she loves them, the simple sentences follow the same pattern, enabling early readers to improve their word recognition skills.

For the slightly younger ones, the story is a fun way to practise counting to five. And along the way, they can enjoy exploring just what each family member's role is in the circus, from the hoop-twirling sister to the trapeze artist father.

Having read this book with my daughter at bedtime for five nights in a row — due to popular request — I can personally guarantee that it is likely to become a firm favourite!

I Love You 5 Lollipops can be purchased at selected independent bookstores or by visiting Jaquelyn's author page.

Title: I Love You 5 Lollipops
Author: Jaquelyn Muller
Illustrator: Kathryn Zammit
Publisher: Jaquelyn Muller Books, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: May 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780646591490
For ages: 3–6
Type: Picture Book

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