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Not so many ‘new’ books this week, partially due to re-reads but mainly due to those Monster Stories being early reader chapter books and therefore much longer. Plus I’ve read the same Monster Stories several nights in a row because DG likes them. I’m a bit bored of them already and want a change! The Snow Queen is another long one, we started it in week one but finished this week. I doubt I’ll read again because DG completely lost interest during it, I think it’s one for them to read themselves when a bit older. Beautiful pictures though.
I also got to read two books that I only vaguely remember from my childhood, from the Up, Up, and Away! reading scheme that was prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s. I bought these two second hand and I don’t know if they were ones I read, but I do remember reading the series. These were the equivalent of today’s Biff, Chip and Kipper. I remember them fondly, but the books are very much of their time and I wouldn’t want my children to learn to read with them because they’re set in a world that is nothing like the one children are currently growing up in.
There is a give away this week. Most of the books I’ll be offering are as-new, although they will have been read several times for review purposes. This week the gymnastics book is an unused additional copy we were sent by Head Over Heels About Gymnastics for competition purposes.
monthweek’s prize is a selection of books to get you moving from Simply Read Books, Barefoot Books, and Head Over Heels About Gymnastics. The titles included are:
Boys & Girls Floor Skills: Gemma Coles
The Yoga Game: Kathy Beliveau & Farida Zamen
Yoga Pretzels Card Deck: Leah Kalish, Tara Guber & Sophie Fatus
To enter the giveaway, you must* enter the linky and leave a blog comment. The winning entry will be chosen at random from blog post comments. If you don’t leave a comment, I’ll assume you don’t want to enter.
* You can enter by just leaving a blog post comment if you have nothing to link up, just tell me where you are in the challenge or a favourite read from the last week instead.
The giveaway is open to enter until the linky list closes on Sunday 26 January 2014, and a winner will be chosen at random from the comments. Open to UK addresses only I’m afraid but if you’re based elsewhere and have someone in the UK I can send to, that’s not a problem.