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    ‘Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Reading’ models sociable book culture for kids

    In a new book featuringPeppa Pig, beloved children’s hero learns about book clubs. Her excitement and the supportiveness of her parents in organising her own book club make a fun plot. The illustration is bright and the writing is simple, making it a good choice for young readers.

    ‘Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Reading’: Synopsis

    Peppa Pig, her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig are all sitting in their living room when Peppa notices something interesting. Her parents are both reading the same book! Intrigued, she finds out that they are part of a book club. 

    Peppa loves the idea of a book club. She quickly gets all her friends together so they can start their very own group. The adults and children all have a very good time that night as they read and talk about their books.

    Is this book for the child in your life?

    Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Reading is good reading material for early readers around 6-7 years old. Children can see themselves in the pages as Peppa is still learning to read and must sound out the words. 

    The book also works for toddlers. At 16 pages, it’s not too long and the images are colourful and attractive. The pages are thick, so they’re easy for little hands to turn. 

    Peppa Pig: Peppa Pig Loves Reading is a great way to introduce children to the many joys of books and reading.

    As a popular TV character, Peppa Pig is sure to draw children’s attention to reading. The story also has a great focus on how reading can be a social hobby, with Peppa and her friends reading aloud and talking about their favourite parts of the book.

    Another thing that some parents love about Peppa Pig, both on-screen and in print, is the relationships modelled. This is true for Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Reading, too. The children are free to ask their parents questions, and the parents are supportive of the little ones’ ideas. 

    More about Peppa Pig

    It’s hard to go anywhere today and not encounter the rosy cheeks of Peppa Pig. She’s on everything: From pasta to toilet paper! But who is Peppa Pig and where did she come from?

    Peppa Pig is the creation of Neville Astley and Mark Baker who first produced the story for animated TV. The first episode of Peppa Pig aired in 2004 and has now been broadcast to over 180 countries. 

    While she’s massively popular (the franchise was worth $3.8 million in 2019), Peppa Pig also has her critics. Peppa is a bright little thing, with plenty of questions and big ideas. Not all parents approve, though, and Peppa Pig has been criticised for its middle-class elitism and for encouraging mischief, sexism, and body-shaming.

    Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Reading is published by Ladybird Books. It retails for R124 at Exclusive Books.

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