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Line Up Please! By Tomoko Ohmura – reviewed by Caroline Ewans, The Wimbledon Story Pot

Katie Wilkins

Line Up Please

Line Up Please! is a super picture book with a lovely unexpected twist. All the animals are lining up for something – but they don’t know what it is. When they eventually find out, the pages open up into a double sized spread showing what all the fuss was about. (Spoiler alert – they are all queuing up for a spectacular whale ride!)

Line Up Please

There is a lot of suspense along the way and points for discussion. There are subtle lessons about numbers, queueing properly and about relationships between species – and some sly humour. The illustrations are cleverly pitched, bring quite realistic but also suggesting the animals' personalities. As one parent commented to me, they would be ideal for children to copy when they are learning to draw animals. Definitely recommended.

Line Up Please

 

Thanks to Caroline from The Wimbledon Story Pot for this review. The book can be purchased using this link. Don't forget to use code augustpom10 for a 10% discount!



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