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Balamory: The Lost Cow

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Genre: Junior Books / Paperback / 24 Pages / Book is published 2004-10-07 by Red Fox

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      21.04.2009 13:37
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      I hate it.

      I personally really dislike Balamory, The Lost Cow. I find it irritating, childish and yet more irritating. But the person for whom its intended seems to thoroughly enjoy this book so I'm forced to read and re-read it on a regular basis (sadly).

      It costs £3.99 from Amazon and is part of the Balamory book series which is based on the popular children's television series. Fortunately, I have managed to prevent any more titles from this series coming into our house, but the more tolerant among you might be a bit more willing to own a couple of these books.

      I think the reason little kids like the grandson like this sort of book is because it's so chirpy and upbeat. The story is very simple, PC Plum is on the hunt for a missing cow called Alison. He's going all through Balamory trying to find her.

      The story involves lots of really detailed photographs as illustrations throughout the book. The actors all have really fake, cheesy expressions on their faces, which is the bit that annoys me, but this helps very young children start to recognise and understand different facial expressions I guess.

      The writing is just the right length for a kid aged between about two and four years old. There's just enough to tell the story in detail without being too long for a small child to remain focused on.

      I don't recommend this book because it irritates me like you wouldn't believe! But I think a lot of small children would really love it and that's what matters (I begrudgingly guess). Good for Balamory fans from watching the show on the CBeebies channel mainly I think.


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