Saturday, 13 July 2019

Book review: Glub's Schooldays by Arthur Sharke and Olive Sharke

⭐⭐ out of 5

This is a disappointing book, that's not very well thought out with the numbers and graphics.  A five year old is only just starting to learn what numbers look like (so 1, 2, 3, 4) so being suddenly being thrown into the spellings of the numbers (one, two, three, four) would confuse them at best.

I like the rhyming but the graphics above need to be a lot better to encourage and support a child who is only just starting to recognise basic letters and very short words (you, me, mummy, daddy etc).  It's a good idea, in theory, just far too advanced for the child who is only just starting to learn to read.  It would have been better as a picture book and pre-school instead of school but the images would need to be a lot better for that.

I know from experience how disappointing it is to be rejected time and time again from publishers, but the authors have given up and published something that really isn't up to publishing industry standards unfortunately.

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