Saturday, 22 November 2014

Fiction - 5 years and up

NZ Writer and Illustrator
Victoria M. Azaro, illustrated by the writer
Sage  I am the Middle Sister
W4 Limited Publishing Division 2014   $16.00pb  84pp
ISBN 978 0 4732 8953 9
Themes: Family stories/ Series
Sage, the middle sister in the family, is delighted when she is detailed off to take the class toy bear, Mr Floppy Ribbon home for an over-nighter. However, when she realises that with this comes responsibility and especially the task of having to write a report about the visit, it is lucky she has her big sister Saffron to turn to.
It was time Sage (the middle sister in the family) had her own story as she has been there waiting, a little noisily, in the wings, in the three other tiles in this absolutely charming series about a most unique and quirky family.
Go to: to read about the writer and find out about the background to the books.
A great read aloud to a small group – small because half the fun is in the writer’s illustrations that need to be seen as you are hearing the story. Easy to read and extra large print make this very suitable for emerging readers.
If you have any problems sourcing this from your local bookstore, it is available through South Pacific Books – email:
Year 1 up/ Age 5 up

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