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Children’s Hour: Magic School (Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom)

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

Magic School  is another one of the books which one of the kids brought in for Children’s Book Week. It’s one of a series of children’s books based on the children’s TV series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Holly is a fairy and Ben is an elf.

In Magic School it is Holly’s first day at magic school, and they are learning about how careful you have to be because magic can go wrong (and does with funny effects in the book). The pictures are beautiful, and I prefer the stories to Peppa Pig (which was made by the same people), they’re a bit less everyday but still have a similar tone.

The kids really enjoyed seeing the familiar characters, and a few were shouting “Ben and Holly!”

Buy Magic School:

Board Book (£3.99)

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