Kids’ Club Review by Aoife: Christmas chaos

Christmas chaosChristmas chaos, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

I thought her dog s costume was really funny. And I also thought the cards she wrote in the story were really sweet. I liked the poems she wrote too. The pictures were really funny too. I read it in two days.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoife from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Operation Merry Christmas

Operation Merry Christmas, by Meredith Costain

This book is about Ella’s Christmas party. This time Peaches was trying to be nice. She invited people to her Christmas party but Ella and Zoe did not get invitations. Peaches may have run out of pink envelopes. You had to dress up in a costume like a chicken or you could dress up beautifully.

I like the book. I like reading the books in the Ella Diaries series. I liked the pictures in the book.

My favourite characters were Ella and Zoe. I didn’t like Peaches because she didn’t invite Ella and Zoe to her party. I also liked Georgia, Chloe and Poppy because they joined Ella.

I recommend this book to girls especially girls who want to write in their own diary.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Michael: Christmas wombat

Christmas wombatChristmas wombat, by Jackie French

I like this book beacause I have the other book. it’s funny and the wombat thinks the chimney is a wombat hole. He finds a lot more carrots and doesn’t realise they are for the reindeer.

3 stars

Reviewed by Michael from Khandallah and Amesbury School , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Christmas chaos

Christmas chaosChristmas chaos, by Meredith Costain (1955-)

This was a very quick book for me to read, it had pictures and it had easier words for younger children. Ella and Olivia are excited about Christmas, but then Ella isn’t so sure about it when things start going wrong. This book would probably be better for younger girls. I would recommend this ages 5+

4 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Violet: Operation Merry Christmas

Operation Merry ChristmasOperation Merry Christmas, by Meredith Costain

Ella is so exited for the holidays in till Moon light Bay camp ground is closed, every one inn her family is miserable. Ella wants to make it the perfect Christmas at home. At the same time Ella’s arch enemy Peach Parcker is hosting a Christmas party and everyone is invited except for Ella and her best friend Zoe. Will they make it a great Christmas read to find out.

4 stars

Reviewed by Violet from Kilbirnie and Berhampore School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Horrid Henry’s Christmas play

Horrid Henry's Christmas playHorrid Henry’s Christmas play, by Francesca Simon

The story was about Horrid Henry in a Christmas play. He wanted to be Joseph but he was so bad that Perfect Peter got to be Joseph. Horrid Henry had to be an innkeeper. He was not following the teacher’s rules and he had to go to the principal’s office.

I like the book a lot because it was funny. My favourite character was Perfect Peter. I didn’t like Horrid Henry breaking the rules of the show. I liked the pictures.

The story reminded me of a play I have done two times at school.

I learnt that you can’t be naughty at school otherwise you might get told off.

I recommend this book to my friends and to children who are naughty.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old