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About the Book – The first book in The Alexander Books series, Alexander and the Curly Wurly Caterpillar follows the adventure of the main character Alexander, after he loses his favourite toy ball in a dark and scary bush. Alexander has to crawl in past prickly thorns and flower buds to try and retrieve it. Once in the bush he gets lost, cold, wet and dirty and needs help to get out. With help from a magical caterpillar (and a few magic words) Alexander is saved and returns home with his favourite ball. However, all is not as it seems. When Mum realises Alexander is still muddy and his clothes are torn, Alexander is in trouble again.
Educating Through Reading – The book is written to allow children to learn to read through rhyme. The simple style allows children to sound words out and recognise them. There is regular repetition of words which allows children to become familiar with larger words, having to read them more often. There may be a number of words that they have not read before or do not recognise - this is intended to spark conversation. The book has bright illustrations for the younger reader which are eye catching and detailed.
About the Author – This is the first book written and published by Christopher Quirk. It is the first of a series of books with follow up books to be published in the coming years. Christopher originates from the UK and has a background in design. He has a young daughter who has been his inspiration for this book, enabling him to read her bedtime stories written by him. Watch out for the next new book in the series: Annabelle and the Talking Squawking Ducks.