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Delicious! by Helen Cooper
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Apr 08, 12

Helen Cooper- Delicious!

From reading this story I feel the intended audience is children of Key Stage one. The book contains more text on each page but still has a a full page illustrations and small illustrations around the text to engage and support the children whilst they are being read to. The language used in the story such as scrumptious and nutritious is gently exposing children to new words and could start to extend the children to think of alternative words when they are writing their own stories.
Throughout the story it contains repetitions which could allow children to join in whilst the story is being read to them. The use of capitals in the story allows the children to see which words are being shouted this will allow the children to start thinking of expression whilst they read stories.
There are three main characters in the story; duck, cat and squirrel. They are three friends that want to make a delicious soup. Duck sniffs the different soups that they make but refuses to try the soup until the end.
I feel the moral of the story is to show children to not be afraid to try new things; it is OK to make mistakes and to not give up, be patient and to not judge a book by its cover.
I would recommend reading this story to children during a circle time or PSHE lesson as it allows for in-depth group discussions and can give the opportunity for children to ask a variety of questions.
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