Mr A J Andrews

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Reviewed: 07-12-2019

I will start by saying I am a huge fan of Enid Blyton’s Faraway tree and wishing chair series however was sorely disappointed by the stories in this book. Whilst the stories are reminiscent of the far away tree series with gnomes and pixies, magic, fairies Far away lands the vocabulary used in the stories is very immature and not something I’d like my children to be parroting - the number of characters that are referred to as silly, stupid or ugly is astonishing! In fact the number of times these words are used is astonishingly. By example a little boy says to his sister that she is ”a great stupid...just like all girls” and then wishes her away to the land of great stupid. I did not find this book appropriate for my three or five-year-old boys

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