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Reviewed by Leanne Nathan, Associate Principal, Clendon Park School, Auckland
Opening sentence
Today is race day!
This is the latest in Dawn's "New Bum" series and she doesn't disappoint. The rhythm and rhyme of this text make it great as a read-aloud. The students loved the bottom humour and enjoyed thinking of ways that he could make himself move faster. The book would be a great introduction to goal setting and looking at ways to use your 'weaknesses' to your advantage.
Author & Illustrator: Illustrator: Ross Kinnaird
Publisher: Oratia Books
ISBN: 9781990042416
Format: Paperback
Publication: March 2023
Ages: 4–7
Themes: Problem solving, perseverance, using your weaknesses to your advantage