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Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd
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Sep 03, 11

Read from August 27 to September 03, 2011

‘Slinky Malinki was blacker than black a stalking and lurking adventurous cat.’ A great opening to an excellent rhyming story about a mischievous cat who spends the night ‘pilfering and pillaging’ from houses in the neighbourhood.

What I particularly like about this story is the use of language where everyday items like glue, pens and teddy bears are rhymed into a story and wrapped up with words that are unfamiliar or unusual but their meanings can be extracted, as quite often several words are used to describe an action. The illustrations are detailed and give the reader visual clues to the text and also display emotions and feelings particularly at the end of the story when you can’t help but feel a bit sorry for Slinky.

There is a chorus and key words and phrases that could be good for class participation. The book is fun, quite short, and the ending comes around slightly abruptly, but a great read none the less.
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message 1: by Alison (new)

Alison I'd recommend Hairy McLairy from Donaldson's Dairy, too

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