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15 independent stories about young children coming to know the world. The fascinating thing is that many of the 'plots' are simply conversations between children and grown-ups, based upon the youngsters asking about ordinary, everyday events. They are heightened by novelty, of course, for four to sixes. Going shopping, running a jumble sale, feeding ducks, visiting Kew Gardens take on a significance as the writer is able to catch the newness.
Not earth-shattering writing: I feel the author could spread her wings a little. But well worth reading one or two aloud, as I have with children in their first weeks in school. They certainly got my listeners talking, and asking their own questions.