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Book Review – AniMalcolm by David Baddiel


Jasmine loves a chapter book and has made her way through entire collections (Roald Dahl and David Walliams to name a couple) so was very excited to be given the opportunity to review the new David Baddiel book, AniMalcolm. So far, she has only read the first three chapters but first impressions are good; she immediately found the premise of someone who doesn’t like animals being surrounded by animals very amusing.


Aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11, AniMalcom is written in a style that children can easily comprehend and, at the age of 8, Jasmine has been able to read it to herself without any problems. It is available in hardback (£12.99), paperback (£6.99) and audiobook.


With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, I have been looking for new chapter books to encourage Jasmine to continue reading even when school is out and AniMalcolm is the perfect start to the collection. To find out more, check out the official trailer below.

I am looking for recommendations of other suitable books for Jasmine’s collection and would love to hear your suggestions in the comments.

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