Heather Hardman, March 21, 2009 (view all comments by Heather Hardman)
I have read all the Poppy books to my children. Their favorite part is Ereth's "swearing", which brings forth giggles and lots of smiles. (The swearing is not really bad words; it's a grumpy yet loveable porcupine's way of letting off steam: comical yet quite innocent.)These books are fun to read aloud and have lots of adventure. I highly recommend them.
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Febe, March 1, 2009 (view all comments by Febe)
The Poppy series was a great discovery for us. I was getting so tired of The Magic Tree House, and then we found these sweet, fun books by Avi. The characters have exciting adventures getting away from an owl, finding a new home, and the language is so rich and playful. I love reading these out loud to my daughter, and she keeps begging me to read more!
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