Fluff the Farting Fish (Rosen and Ross)
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This is absolutely perfect for any children moving on to slightly longer books (it doesn't actually have chapters, but if your child is just moving on to chapter books, this is an ideal choice) or to read aloud. His first degree in English Literature and Language was from Wadham College, Oxford and he went on to study for an MA at the University of Reading and a PhD at the former University of North London, now London Metropolitan. Some of the books in this set have less text and more pictures and progress too more text per page and slightly less pictures. He regularly performs his poetry in schools, and can be heard on BBC Radio 4 as a regular presenter. As ever, former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen tells a delightfully relatable story – this time, to kids who are desperate for a pet.
A man and his dog watch their favourite football team getting beaten over and over again - but could a surprise substitute change the game? contemporary children’s poetry, drawing closely on his own childhood experiences, and ‘telling it as it was’ in the ordinary language children actually use.
Fluff can't sit, she won't bark on command, but she does have a very special fishy talent all of her own. The stories are funny and would be just as suitable for a parent to read to their child, chapter by chapter , or to help encourage reluctant readers to pick out words they recognise and then have the page read to then. My grandson's (5 years old) review of this book was first great hilarity at the title then doing his best to read it alone. Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.