"..........and that was the start of Ernie's great venture: Pott's spectacular Sardines; Pott's Magnificent Mackerel; and Pott's Perfect Potted Pilchards."
READ on lovely storyshackers for as the Sunday Times says: 'THIS BOOK WILL MAKE HEARTS SING'.
From I think perhaps 9+ we go to a dear little chapter book 'The invisible Boy' by Sally Gardner which, I think also raises spirits and smiles for younger children 7 upwards I would say. An alien helps a scared little chap find courage and confidence and finds lots of bottles of tomato sauce to take back to his alien mum who loves the stuff.
2 for the New Year.....and a pictures of piranhas from Colchester zoo-I'd never really thought about what they look like but said piranha wouldn't bare its teeth for us when taking the pic so you have to imagine!!