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Illustrated classics for boys
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Brilliant stories for boys....
If your son is anything like mine, nothing girly will do - no pink, no girls and definitely no girly stories. I know that this is the modern age - but 7 year old boys are determined, especially mine. My son was given this book for his 6th birthday and actually although it was a book - the title sold it to him and it became his favourite present. He read it to me from cover to cover and now has asked to learn more about the stories inside. This was the first book in the series we knew of and have since bought the 'Illustrated Book for Girls' for his cousin and have purchased 5 more for my son (the boyish ones of course!) we can't wait for later in the year for more titles......
Kathleen, 10th July 2011
Not Just for Boys
My daughter was given The Illustrated Classics for Girls for Christmas. It's a lovely gift book, nice padded cover, and the stories are retold with enough gusto and gist of the originals to be exciting. At that point (Xmas) she (age 6) was reading the stories aloud to me but recently, having exhausted the Girls' book, we thought we'd give Boys' stories a try. This one is better still! The stories are so much more exciting. And now my daughter is reading the book to herself, so these titles really have helped her develop as an independent reader. My only gripe is the titles - why not a mixture of classics with no 'Boy' or 'Girl' in the title? It is 2010, after all...
Gina McKinnon, 13th July 2010
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