Saturday 7 December 2013

Ben Brolga's Band Book Review

If you follow my blog, you will know that my children are real book worms, they finish books faster than I can replace them with different ones.

I was recently asked to review a new book called 'Ben Brolga's Band' written by the lovely Maureen Larter.

This book is part of a whole series called The Alphabet Animals of Australia because although Maureen was born in England, she moved to Australia when she was only a toddler and still lives there now.

For those of you that don't know, a Brolga is actually an Australian crane, a lovely beautiful bird, I didn't know either and they do say you learn something new every day! This book follows Ben the Brolga who along with his friends decide to form a band.

The book is in paperback form and is 16 pages long, a perfect length in my opinion, not too long for younger children so they stay focussed for the whole story. 

It is full of simple illustrations that help bring the story to life. My 8 year old was more than happy sitting and reading it by herself because it is very easy to follow and understand.

I really loved that on the last page, Maureen gives your children a little work project to do, getting them to make their own band and almost recreate the story that they have just read. 

There are five other books available from this series but you don't need to read them all as each story is separate from the rest. Now if you were wanting to purchase one of these books they cost 18 Australian dollars each and you can find Maureen on facebook and twitter. Just keep in mind that you will need to wait a while for the books to arrive from her if you do decide to purchase one. 


Disclaimer : This book was sent to me free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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