Fans of Katie Morag will love following the stories of the loveable Poppy as she has all kinds of first experiences and exciting adventures in these fun-filled stories.
Poppy has outgrown her bike but when Dad brings home a new one, she's worried it's too big and doesn't want to ride it. Can anyone, or anything, change her mind? She also heads to the beach on holiday, but it's not the dream she'd been hoping for - the sand is hot, the water's cold and the wind is, well... windy!
She also starts playing football but doesn't want to practise. After a bad match, she wonders if it's worth the effort; she also welcomes a new puppy into the family but isn't too happy about the extra work a puppy brings.
Having initially dismissed this books as looking too saccharine and probably having a brat of character (like Princess Poppy books), my view changed after we had a copy from the library and my daughter devoured it and asked for more.... The purchase was made.
My daughter is a good reader who has just finished reception - these books are perfect for her. She loves that they are chapter books like her siblings (each has three chapters), and will usually read one or two chapters to me a day. She struggles with the odd word; they are challenging, but not too challenging.
Lovely pictures and perfectly appealing for 5-year-old girls. And the added bonus, the character isn't a spoilt brat like the Princess Poppy books, she's just an every day 5-year-old girl.
Great books -
My 5.5-year-old girl loves these books. Simple stories, and the fact they are about girls is very appealing to her.
The language is easy to understand.