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


Save our Sweetshop by Lorraine Francis
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd., 2000
ISBN 1-85371-928-5

Benny, Rita, Frankie and Denis are friends. Every weekend when they get their pocket money they go to The Nook – a real sweetshop owned by two sisters Dolly and Nancy.

The adventure begins when the council announce their plans to demolish the shop because it is unsafe.

Save our Sweetshop by Lorraine Francis

The Nook is not just any old sweetshop. It’s full of the most wonderful treats supplied with special recommendations from Dolly, the nicer of the two sisters, who is always chewing and loves sweets as much as the children themselves do.

Under no circumstances can the four friends allow the sweetshop to be knocked down. Through various schemes they pull out all the stops to renovate the shop and keep it open, jumble sales, protest marches and miracles included!

Save Our Sweetshop is an easy read for children aged between 6 and 9. It is one of the Poolbeg Wren series which is ideally aimed at children who are beginning to read on their own.

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