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David Williams books - suitable for a five year old?

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SingSung Thu 22-Nov-12 17:20:13

Ds1 is five but reads without any issues. Eg reads Ronald Dahl etc without needing prompts. Are the David walliams books suitable - content wise?
Also, I have a dd1 who is four. What are the girliest books that people like at the moment?
Apologies for the questions - we're not in the uk, so I rely on amazon!
Many thanks!

SingSung Thu 22-Nov-12 17:25:30

Eugh, spell check! Obviously I mean Roald Dahl!

VestaCurry Fri 23-Nov-12 01:02:24

Hi I think they may be too old in terms of content. My 9 year old is loving them, but I do have to carefully explain eg references to magazines on the top shelf in newsagents. I think it's fine doing that with him, he's just the right age to appreciate it, at 5, a lot of the interesting stuff in the books would have gone over his head and so be wasted.

SingSung Sat 24-Nov-12 02:42:09

Hi, that's just what I needed to know - thank you!

Melmagpie Sun 25-Nov-12 20:58:41

Hi, just posted about reading chapter books to my dd also 5. I'd assumed Roald Dahl would be a bit dark for her but did you find it completely fine for your ds? (wow that he can read them himself!)

Hulababy Sun 25-Nov-12 21:00:59

Content wise - too old I would say.

Re Roald Dahl melmagpie- many of them are fine to read to/for 5 year olds. Start with the shorter ones and see how it goes.

3bunnies Sun 25-Nov-12 21:05:41

The rainbow fairy books are probably the girliest, not sure any parent actually likes them though. Very formulaic, but got dd1 reading.

I would agree that Walliams is a bit more grown up, dd1 loved them all, she started on them at 7.5, but there were a few issues which I had to explain, such as what an affair was etc.

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