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


Just-the-Same Jamie by Malachy Doyle
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd., 2000
ISBN 1-84223-003-4

Just as the title says Jamie likes everything to be just the same. Every morning he eats his cornflakes from his red and white stripy bowl, wears the same clothes and descends the stairs two at a time.

When a totally transformed Aunt Alice visits he’s not at all pleased with her appearance until he sees her new, super-charged motorbike.

Just-the-Same Jamie by Malachy Doyle

She’s wearing a shiny black leather suit and, even better, she’s got one for Jamie too. Jamie discovers it’s cool to dress differently and do different things but it’s good to return to routine also.

Large bold print and lots of simple drawings, characteristic of Poolbeg Goldcrest readers, will appeal to young children.

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