The Gingerbread Star
Written by Anne Fine
Illustrated by Vicki Gausden
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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2015 - Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 5+ Hetty, a little grey earthworm, is spellbound when she sees a glow-worm. She longs to have a glowing little light in her body too so that she can light the way home, or find lost things in dark corners, or read all night under the bedclothes. Her parents explain it’s impossible and console her with cuddles and gingerbread stars, but Hetty is determined and, thanks to a somewhat distracted wizard, gets her glow. Anne Fine has created a lovely little fairy tale with a resolute hero, rewarded for her hard work and honesty. Perfect bedtime reading, made even more special thanks to its glow-in-the-dark cover! ~ Andrea Reece
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's and with a reading age of 6+, these quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers. They are also suited to children of 7-10, reading below this level and to dyslexic or reluctant readers.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read their full reviews.
- Hermione Chaytors, age 6 - 'Hermione was able to read the book all by herself as the layout is very child friendly. This is her first Anne Fine book but I’m sure it will not be the last!'
- Enora Hauduc, age 6 - 'I loved the pictures in this book. It is an encouraging story for children. I recommend this book for children who like magical and adventurous tales!'
- Ruth - 'A superb size for little hands...This has everything we want in a magical tale, a queen, a wizard and his cat, gingerbread stars and a strong heroine in Hetty.'
- Tockington Manor School, Year 2 - 'We like Anne Fine and this story is quite different from other books we have read by her. If you like familiar stories about funny creatures doing incredible things, then you will like this.'
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The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine
Little Hetty dreams of being a glow-worm instead of a boring old grey worm. She wants a light of her own so she can glow and light up the dark places. All the better to read after lights-out! So off Hetty sets, determined to get a glow of her very own. But will any of the people who live in the forest actually be able to help her achieve her dream?
High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 5+
About the Author
More books by Anne Fine
Barrington Stoke Ltd
15th July 2015
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