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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


Carrot Thompson Record Breaker by Malachy Doyle
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd., 2000
ISBN 1-85371-932-3

From the day she was born Carrot Thompson was a record breaker. For her eighth birthday she gets a stopwatch from her parents and The Biggest Book of Records from Gran. That’s when trouble begins.

Now Carrot has no end of possible tasks she can try in an effort to break world records. She even sets a new record getting ready for bed in 2 minutes and 26.928 seconds.

Carrot Thompson Record Breaker by Malachy Doyle


When Carrot and her friend Marcus eventually decide on creating The One Leg Clapping Record parents and teachers had better beware.

A Poolbeg Wren book, Carrot Thompson Record Breaker has just the right mix of humour, well-spaced, easy-to-read text and comical illustrations by Leonard O’Grady to entice young readers.

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