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Five Star Treatment – Little Bell and the Moon by Giles Paley-Phillips

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What child doesn’t love rhyming tales? I think the art is delightful with more of the same inside.

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I believe that children should be able to hold their first books in their hands to flip the pages and marvel at the illustrations as they absorb the words slowly and fully. It is amazing to watch a young toddler with a touch screen. To witness the facility and the speed with which they master this technology so prominent in their future. But, I know from my own use of an E-reader, that it is tempting to speed through the screens and glance rather than absorb the contents.

So I am delighted to have been asked to review a hardback children’s book by Giles Paley-Phillips who I first interviewed in my home town of Portsmouth. He has six wonderful books available that can be held and enjoyed by children of all ages, and his own young family are extremely lucky to get bedtime stories first hand.

About the book.

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

11 thoughts on “Five Star Treatment – Little Bell and the Moon by Giles Paley-Phillips

  1. Great choice for a reblog, Tess. Wishing you a thriving Thursday!

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  2. Tess – I’m conflicted. I believe I want the first experience of a child’s association of the written word to be that with an actual book. You know, the kind you hold in your hands and turn the pages while your heart races to see what’s on the following page.
    However, I have the highest respect for the degree of learning available from digital devises. I’m positive children learn and it’s amazing to me how many schools here in the US require primary age children to have iPad’s for homework.
    I wonder about the families that work 2 and 3 jobs to put food on the table – there’s no money for iPad’s. Do these children get ridiculed if they don’t have an iPad at school? I’ve heard teachers complain if they have to grade homework from children that’s actually done with pencil on paper. The shock of it all!
    If the teachers complain, what are the children’s peers saying? I’m ALL for anyone that writes children’s books and they appear in print [the kind of print that is on a real page between a front and back cover.

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  3. Much as I am used to digital books, paper will never go away. Electricity and the internet are just too darn unreliable. Who’s forgotten about electromagnetic pulses? Not me.

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  4. Yes, electromagnetic pulses. I’d forgotten.
    Downed internet and uncooperative techie toys. 😦
    As well, how long can you read when your electronic reader’s battery dies down and you’re stranded for a day a two (pick a place). At least a paper book you can start to read over again.

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  5. Hello, Tess…

    Just a note to say, “Congratulations”, and to let you know that you were one of the winners in my Kindle book giveaway. You should be receiving an email from Amazon with a voucher for downloading your copy. Thank you for entering.

    Be blessed.

    Marianne

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  6. A great post to reblog! I think children should be able to read paperback books as well as ebooks. I don’t think paper is going anywhere, but learning how to read in different formats will help them in the long run. And, hopefully, they’ll be readers for a lifetime.

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    • Thanks so much for participating in this conversation.
      I like paper books for starting out because flipping a page is different from slashing a screen or screens too fast with the forefinger on an e-reader. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  7. Thanks for reblogging, Tess – an interesting and enjoyable read. While my reading is now confined to the electronic format, I think it’s important for kids to enjoy reading in hard copy format – at least initially. I’ve recently read a study that says we read differently when we read in digital and hard print form – and that we remember and understand more fully when we read in hard print format. I’m not sure if that’s true for adults, but I suspect it is very true for the novice reader.

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