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Billy's Bucket
by Kes Gray 1620/816 illustrated by Garry Parsons
first published 2003
Early Years for ages 0 to 5 published by The Bodley Head
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
One boy's wish to have a bucket for his birthday!
What happens?
All Billy wants to get for his birthday is a bucket. His parents try to peruade him to have a bike, or some trainers, but Billy gets his way and they set off to Buckets "R" Us. There are thousands of buckets here to choose from, but Billy knows exactly what he wants and finally gets to take his bucket home. With a bit of water in it his bucket is the most wonderful thing in the world, it's just a pity his parents don't take him seriously, he does tell them not to use his bucket for anything, so they can't blame him for anything odd that happens!
Is it easy to read?
This is a lovely book to share with a very young child and an excellent choice to encourage emergent readers.
Anything else?
My daughters love this book, they very quickly got into the habit of saying the lines themselves. They also like talking about what they can see in the pictures and what is going to happen next. This is a brilliant book and I would recommend it to anyone with a youngster who wants to hear stories. It's bright, colourful and funny, the pictures are full of detail and it's a simple idea. Perfect for the young reader or listener. The last page and my daughters' reactions to it always makes me laugh!
Other books by Kes Gray include Eat Your Peas, You Do!, Yuk!.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he's in for a big surprise!
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