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Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle

Written by Kaye Umansky

Illustrated by Richard Watson

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LoveReading View on Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle

Meet Algy.  He’s just moved house.  Moving house is on the long list of things he doesn’t like, along with girls, snakes, crocodiles, mad tigers and having adventures.  Algy meets Cherry (who just happens to be a girl) from next door and before he knows it he’s off traipsing through the jungle - on an adventure!  Maybe, just maybe he’ll discover he’s braver than he thinks.  In fact he might just be a hero.  This is an exciting story about facing your fears and helping a friend in need.

Red Early Reader books are the next step on your child's reading journey, encouraging independent reading with exciting stories and engaging illustrations.  Short accessible chapters make them ideal for newly confident readers - we also think they're great for sharing too!

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Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle Synopsis

There are lots of things Algy doesn't like - top of the list is his own name. Algernon is just weird. Pugh sounds a bit like - well, never mind. Other things on his list include: Girls, the Dark, and Having Adventures. So imagine Algy's surprise when he finds a jungle at the bottom of the garden of his new house! And imagine his irritation when his annoying next door neighbour, Cherry - yes, a GIRL - wants to come and explore it with him. She'll only giggle and whisper if he doesn't go with her. But will they ever make it home again?

Early Readers from Orion Children's Books are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Each one is full colour throughout with big bold illustrations on every page.

Algy's Amazing Adventures in the Jungle Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Cassandra Butler, age 5 - 'Algy doesn't like girls but goes on an adventure with Cherry, the girl next door into the jungle and meets some monkeys, a crocodile and gets chased by a tiger! He decides he does like girls after all.' Read full review >
  • Cassandra’s Mum - 'This book has a great balance of short texts on each page together with pictures to keep the reader interested.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Bridges, age 8 - 'When Algy moves house he finds that there is a hole in his shed that leads to a jungle and when he startes to explore the jungle with his next door neighbour Cherry, things start to get exiting.' Read full review >
  • Ben Fallows, age 6 - 'I loved Algy.  My favourite part was when Algy rescued the glasses.  It was amazing and I read it all by myself.' Read full review >
  • Lauren Carver, age 7 - 'This is a great book with lovely imaginative pictures and just the right size chapters for early readers.  My seven year old loved Algy's full name and the adventure!' Read full review >
  • Harry Gray, age 6 - 'I liked reading this book. Algy had a really good adventure. I liked that it had chapters and I would like to read another book about Algy's adventures.' Read full review >
  • Stanley Howarth, age 7 - 'Great adventure story, with fantastic pictures. Algy is very funny.' Read full review >
  • Libby Bridgeman, age 6 - 'A lovely book that we're hoping is the start of a series of advnetures with Algy!' Read full review >
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 6 - 'Loved it, can’t wait to find out what Algy does next.' Read full review >
  • Daniel Bisland, age 6 - 'I give it 1,000/1,000. I recommend it to people who like adventure books aged 6+. I want to read more of the Early reader books!' Read full review >
  • Daniel’s mum, Cat Bisland - 'We’ve read a few books in this series and would highly recommend them as they are a great starting point for the children. They are slightly longer and are divided into chapters which is great for early readers.' Read full review >
  • Nate Anderson, age 6 - 'It was funny because Algy whacked the crocodile on its head and put a stick in its mouth.' Read full review >
  • Jessica Cobbin, age 7 - 'I read this book all by myself...There are some good pictures and the story is not too long.'  Read full review >

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ISBN: 9781444006858
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444006858
Publication date: 2nd May 2013
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Richard Watson
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.   Awards Kaye has collectedNottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The YearTES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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