6yo LOVES Horrid Henry books and we have been working our way through a stack of them we got second hand a couple of months ago. She was really excited to receive a set of books from Orion which included a sample of their best picks for July. Just because the sun is shining, doesn’t mean we have to stop reading, and these Early Reader books are just the right length for a chapter or two before bed.
Obviously Horrid Henry was going to be a big hit, but the bonus was we didn’t already have these two titles. Shumba’s Big Adventure was also a nice book to read. It’ll be one 6yo can tackle on her own with a little help with the bigger words, but whilst being cute, the story tells an underlying message for children.
Shumba is a little bear cub and he longs for adventure. When he goes a little further than he is allowed he is kidnapped and sent to the zoo. He has a frightening journey, and the ending, whilst a little unbelievable even for a six year old, relays the important message of why parents set rules, and how they want their children to be safe and not come to harm.
A fact book is always a nice change from fiction, and even though 6yo is quite girly, she desn’t worry about picking up slugs and snails and all things slimy from the garden.
Did you know
- the queen termite lays 21 eggs a minute and produces 30,000 eggs a day.
- butterflies and moths scare off attackers by flashing their brightly spotted wings
- cockroaches can produce two million horrible cockroach children each year
- a colony of ants has the same number of brain cells as a human
*we received these books free of charge but all opinions are our own*