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Moving House (Tough Topics) ISBN: 9780431907864
Murphy, Patricia
Published by Heinemann Raintree, 2007
One of a series of 'issue' books aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 children which will also be useful for lesser ability older children. 'Moving House' is an honest appraisal of what it is like to move. Addressed to the child directly, it talks about feelings of sadness and loneliness , of the difficulties in making new friends, but also about the excitement of unpacking and finding out about the new community. We learn why people move house and something about how it is done, including packing items in boxes which are then put into a van. An interesting page at the end gives a useful list of tips on how to make the move easier. Lots of good photos, an index, a glossary, and a 'Find Out More' page add to the information and will be particularly useful for schools. The large clear print is a bonus.
Age: 6+