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


Chalk and Cheese by Adèle Geras
Published by Corgi Pups, 1996
ISBN 0-552-52971-0
Illustrations © Adriano Gon, 1996

Jo and Lily are sisters. Jo loves ballet, frills and pink clothes. Lily thinks they are soppy and loves to play pirates and wants to learn judo. However both girls find something they can enjoy in the Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.

The story outlines the differences between sisters in most families. Jo, the girlie girl and Lily the tomboy can see those differences in one another and can easily accept them. They manage to change most circumstances to suit their very different personalities.

Chalk and Cheese is a story from the Corgi Pups series which is perfect for beginner readers.

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