By Author / Illustrator
Malachy Doyle, Denise Hughes
Early Readers & Young Fiction
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback
A charming story with a woodland setting, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.Dusty the fox cub can't wait for her very first spring; Dad has told her there will be a big party. All Dusty has to do is find 101 daffodils to prove it really is spring. That is a lot of flowers! Will Dusty and her friends be able to find them all? This heart-warming tale from Irish author Malachy Doyle is perfect for Key Stage 1 (KS1) children who are learning to read by themselves. It features engaging illustrations from Denise Hughes and explores the themes of seasons and plant life cycles.Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. With gorgeous colour illustrations and inside cover notes to help children get the most out of stories, this series is ideal for home and school. Guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) are available at bloomsburyguidedreading.com.'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher)Book Band: Lime. Ideal for ages 6+.
A Hundred and One Daffodils is a great book for early readers who are just starting to build their fluency and reading stamina. The bright front cover is enticing with pictures of cute animals and the book has a short blurb on the back to give hints of the story. There are also recommendations on the back for other books from the series.
The story is filled with colourful illustrations and the text is set out in an appealing manner with a couple of sentences on each page. There are some great tips for adults at the start of the book which should support parents in helping to develop their child's reading skills. There's also a useful section at the back of the story with activities to test children's understanding of the story including questions to answer, words to go back and search for in the story and a lovely planting task to look after their own daffodil. A lovely book for early readers!
48 pages / Reviewed by Lucy Newton
Suggested Reading Age 5+