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Watt and See (99) and In a Minute (90) are both simple, straightforward everyday stories by Tony Bradman and with clear illustrations by Eileen Browne so that in presentation the books are both solid reflections of a multicultural growing up experience: Frances Lincoln, 6.99 [pounds sterling] each, 978 1 84780 181 4, 978 1 84780 180 7. Anthony Browne's Me and You (10) is a delicious variation on the perennial Goldilocks tale with pictures both enlarging on the story and filling in detail and encouraging speculation too: Picture Corgi, 5.99 [pounds sterling], 978 0 552 55910 2. Two pet dogs are attracted to each other, as dogs are, which leads the way for their owners, Ruby and the new boy next door, to overcome wariness and develop a friendship in Grub in Love (10) by Abi Burlingham and Sarah Warburton: Piccadilly, 5.99 [pounds sterling], 978 1 84812 080 8. The reader is encouragingly included in the joke as a large blue, and wholly obvious, creature is unseen by everybody as he causes chaos in Rhino? What Rhino? (10) by Caryl Hart and Sarah Horne: Hodder, 5.99 [pounds sterling], 978 0 340 98140 5.

Don't Want To Go (10) is Shirley Hughes excelling at her art in both enchanting illustration and age appropriate text as Lily reluctantly has to face up to new people and circumstances, and discovers the unknown is not so bad after all: Red Fox, 5.99 [pounds sterling], 978 1 862 30670 7. The King and the Seed (09) is another splendid folk-tale re-telling from the team of Eric Maddern and Paul Hess. The set task in the search for an heir is to grow a seed and in the event who better than Jack the farmer's son to confound the grandiose with straightforward honesty: Frances Lincoln, 6.99 [pounds sterling], 978 1 84780 207 1.

Brightly attractive drawing and colouring are an irresistible invitation to enjoy The Kiss That Missed'(02) by David Melling, the story of heroism and simple love is charming too: Hodder, 5. …

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