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SQUIRM’S BOOK REVIEWS: A COMMUNITY EDITION

Adventures of a Subversive Reader

Each week I review books we’ve read with Squirm. Find other reviews here

Kip by Christina Booth

 Adventures of a Subversive Reader: Kip
(AWW 2013 Squirm Challenge: Book 6)

This CBA short-listed book is a lovely story about a rooster who loves to crow. Unfortunately, the people who live around him don’t love it so much. They keep asking him to not crow at particular times, and Kip puts off crowing until later and later in the day, but still people don’t want to hear it. So Mrs Bea takes him away. How will people feel about Kip now?

This is a great book about living as part of a community and respecting the part that everyone plays in a community, regardless of their role or status. Interestingly, in real life, people seem to take real offense to a rooster crow (even in rural areas!) but don’t mind honking horns, noisy trucks or endless whipper…

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