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Bombs on Aunt Dainty: A classic and unforgettable children’s book from the author of The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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At Books2Door, we believe that reading is a fundamental skill that every child should have to help improve their vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills. It of course adds a particular intensity and irony to the electric sense of being in love with everything, with life itself, as well as the beloved, when this is played out against the background of the Blitz, and when Anna is employed by an organisation which is engaged in exchanging the uniforms of dead soldiers and sailors for new recruits, and she is also part of the firewatching volunteers during the Blitz, seeing death and destruction up close. Judith/Anna is also discovering herself as a highly gifted artist, and a large part of the book is devoted to her art classes, and her growing excitement and involvement in her particular life path.

Nine-year-old Anna was too busy with schoolwork and friends in 1933 to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in her native Germany. But throughout their problems, they have memorable moments where they bond and know they will protect each other from anything forever.

A theme of this story could be love, because Anna's family has to adapt from a rich life in Germany to life in Switzerland and France with very little space and money. This book absolutely fizzes - Anna's is so lively, intelligent, naïve, hungry to learn and eat up life - but it also dips into despair and a sense of the meaninglessness of life, the personal suffering which can overwhelm anyone at times, making the `in love with it all' feel like an unbearable sham. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids.

Others about WW2 usually are about fears of the Nazi's and Hitler, but Anna's concerns don't affect anything about the crisis in history. Knowing this was a true story of a family leaving Germany before Hitler took over the country made this story very interesting.

Anna's friend explains what Hitler wants to do: "He wants everybody to vote for him in the elections and then he's going to stop the Jews. Teens and twenties absolutely a time of the rollercoaster between the twin poles of love and death, which humanistic psychotherapists are often engaged in working with, with their adult clients. She left the BBC to look after their two children, who inspired her first picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

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