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Today we are back with another kid’s book review. This time it’s a wonderful book called *Egypt’s Best Embalmer by Cat Barker. At school, I loved learning all about the Egyptians it was such a fascinating topic, and I want to share their stories with L. She’s such a little sponge at the moment learning about everything around her, and asking 20 million questions a day. Why is her favourite word I’m sure!
In ancient Egypt where the sun shines bright, The Embalmer was in for a terrible fright. To embalm a Pharaoh was a mighty honour, If he got it wrong he would be a goner! But first he must cross the river Nile, And avoid the humungous crocodile…
What We Thought
A fantastic illustrated children’s book. L loves the pictures, they make a great conversation on Egypt. I think most kids love learning about Ancient Egypt, it’s just so special. L has been learning the days of the week at the moment so she was so happy she could tie this in with Egypt’s Best Embalmer. You will know what I mean if you read the book!
It’s highly engaging with catchy rhyme, and some repetitiveness which is great for learning. L was excited to learn a new word “humungous” and other words like cunning and of course embalming. We have picked it up and read it many times since it arrived. I can see it being a firm favourite for a while.
About the Author
Cat Barker read history at Exeter University and later went on to do her PGCE. She has been a primary school teacher in Devon for the last 15 years. Growing up in Africa gave Cat her first thirst for adventure and coupled with her love of history and literature, she started to write story poems to both inspire and educate the children that she taught. Cat lives in Devon with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with family and friends, travelling, the sea, the sun, the surf and is a keen sportswoman.
Where To Buy
Thanks to Austin Macauley for an extra copy to giveaway. All you have to do is fill in the Gleam widget below.
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