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Bedtime Hullabaloo by David Conway
“ I liked all the funny noises the book made.” Tessa
What on earth is making such an horrendous noise and keeping all the animals of the Savannah awake? The ludicrous leopard decides to investigate and along the way is joined by the dozy giraffe, an outraged ostrich and a procession of other equally zany animals. When they finally track down the noisy culprit there is much surprise!
What has caused such a racket, a rumpus, such a hullabaloo!
Appeal of ‘Bedtime hullabaloo’ to a beginner reader
Be warned, this is a read aloud with sound effects required. Be prepared to snort, grunt, snuffle and snore very loudly. You may feel a little silly but it will make your child laugh and certainly bring the story alive for them.
This story uses the familiar and highly successful cumulative narrative, so popular with young readers. The author brings in more and more animals, each a little more outrageous than the previous to join the main character in solving the mystery.
Other features worth mentioning are the silly expressions on the animal faces, along with their silly antics (Ludicrous leopard leapfrogging) and the use of some tongue twisting alliteration.
Another fun title!
by Tessa’s mum
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