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This issue’s cover is from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Monkey Puzzle. Written in rhyme, this agreeable story has butterfly helping little monkey to find his mum. Scheffler’s distinctive, entertaining and strongly characterised illustrations make good use of the page as little monkey meets lots of jungle inhabitants before being reunited with his mum. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for their help in producing this July cover.
This book contains six spreads containing colourful, informative and entertaining pop-ups, pull outs and flaps which explain a wide range of olympic events. In addition, the young reader is given information relating to records set since the modern Olympics were established in 1896, and some lesser known Olympic facts, such as Alexeyev, the weightlifting champion, eating 26 eggs and a steak for breakfast every day! Field events, cleverly constructed in 3D format, include pole vault, high jump and all the throwing events. Pool events show springboard diving, a freestyle race and synchronized swimming. Especially ingenious are the pop-ups for the gymnastics section. There are about half a dozen pop-ups on each spread of various degrees of durability, so this is probably going to be more suitable for in the home than in the library or school.