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Pigsticks and Harold: the Ends of the Earth! by Alex Milway

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List Price: £5.99

 

Paperback: 80 Pages.

Published: 06 July 2017 by Walker Books

ISBN: 1406376574

EAN: 9781406376579

The adventures of Pigsticks, the world's most optimistic pig, and his sidekick Harold, an over-anxious hamster. Pigsticks and Harold set off on a journey to the Ends of the Earth armed only with a sense of adventure (Pigsticks'), common sense (Harold's), and a lot of cake. They pick their way through jungles, trek across deserts and climb a huge mountain, but the Ends of the Earth are always just out of reach. When their last crumb of cake is stolen and it doesn't look like they'll ever make it home again, they finally find the Ends of the Earth - in the last place they'd ever think to look.

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Great Fun for Early Readers

This is a fun little book which is ideal for early independent readers. Pigsticks decides to be an explorer like his ancestor so with Harold the hamster carrying his luggage they set off. They hike through a jungle, over a dangerous rope bridge, through and desert and climb a mountain looking for the ends of the earth.

This is a fun anf amusing book. There are plenty of comic book style illustrations which show the reality of the situation which Pigsticks overlooks. For example Pigsticks crosses a river on stepping stones but the reader (and Harold!) can see in reality that they are crocodiles! Just the sort of thing that younger primary school children would find amusing. There are only a few lines of text on each page so nothing too daunting for a child who is just making early steps into this type of book.

I loved this book. It was easy to read with lots of illustrations and well spaced out text. I wonder where Pigstick's adventures will take him next!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

 
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