by Anne Fine
Reading Age: 9+
Interest level: 9+
by Anne Fine
As part of a Child Development project, each boy in Class 4C is given a 'flour baby', a sack of flour which must be looked after for three weeks, ensuring it does not get lost or dirty. Simon becomes unusually attached to his flour baby - and soon begins to appreciate some of the sacrifices his mother has made for him as a single parent.
This funny story from former Children's Laureate Anne Fine is an established favourite of classrooms and homes everywhere. Thought-provoking and unusual, it cleverly balances episodes of laugh-out-loud humour with some very touching moments.
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Anne Fine makes you feel like you are there, viewing the story as an observer. I couldn't put it down! Through the school experiment, the son began to realise how difficult it was for his mother to raise him as a single parent. The 'flour baby' demystified his idolisation of his absent father.
Hi. I have not read this book, as I can't find it in stores and am not allowed to buy off the internet. but it sounds like a good book to read and I would like to buy it and if anyone could tell me where they bought theirs, that would be appreciated by me. Thanks for the website, it's great. Bye!