Wednesday 22 January 2014

The Little Nut Tree ~ An Early Reader from Orion Books

The Little Nut Tree by Sally Gardner is the latest in the Blue Early Readers series from Orion Books - for sharing and reading together.

Based on the nursery rhyme of the same name, it tells the story of a young girl who receives the tree for her birthday. The tree bears fruit and when word gets out about her amazing plant even royalty want to come and see it.

When we first started reviewing the Orion Books Early Readers a couple of months ago our reception class 5 year old could only pick out a few words,  but now he can really make a good effort to read them together with me.

There is a lot of repetition, few words on each page and the illustrations are really depictive, so The Little Nut Tree isn't intimidating for a newer reader.

I really like the quirkiness of this book. The starring character has her hair in a crazy Bjork style and seems to skip everywhere. The King Of Spain's Daughter wears a stunning little frock and every character has a different shape of nose. Nothing is boring about this book and it held the attention of my 3 year old throughout.

The Little Nut Tree is published by Orion Books and has 62 pages. It has an RRP of £4.99. Orion Books have a large range of Blue Early Readers for reading together, and Red Early Readers for a child ready to move on to the next step of reading the book without needing much help.

We were sent this book for review.


  1. That looks like a lovely book. The Early Readers are fab aren't they.

    1. They're brilliant - not like the books we used to read when we were little!

  2. Looks like a lovely book - think my little one would like it!

  3. We've just read this at bedtime for the first time. Monkey was captivated by the funny characters. Another great book in the range.

  4. We are going to read this book this weekend! Excited!

  5. Orion Early Readers are great! We have this too and love this series


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