Kids’ Club Review by Luke: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

Grandpa always told these stories about how he experienced the first Christmas day and how all his family went to see baby Jesus while he was left behind to guard the sheep. Does he get the baby? This is a picture book which would be popular around Christmas.

4 stars

Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old

Kids’ Club Review by kate: The lost reindeer

The lost reindeerThe lost reindeer, by Sally Rippin

The lost reindeer by Sally Rippin was very interesting because jack and billie are off to a show called carols by candlelight by their favorite singer asha but then jack needs to go to the bathroom and gets lost will he get back to his parents or not? I really like the pictures and the way the important words are in bold I recommend this book to 5 6 7 and 8 year olds it was to easy for me but i really like it .

4 stars

Reviewed by kate from Kilbirnie and Roseneath School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This is a religious book about the Christmas story. A grandfather is telling his grandchildren how he met Jesus when he was a young shepherd boy. This book was easy to read and would be enjoyed by children who like reading about the Christmas birth of Jesus.

3 stars

Reviewed by Anna from Karori and Karori Normal School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: On Angel Wings

On Angel Wings, by Michael Morpurgo

On Angel Wings is about four shepherds who see an angel. The angel tells them to go see Jesus. They leave behind one shepherd to guard the sheep. Will he get to see baby Jesus? I found this book a bit boring which is why I only gave it two stars. I recommend this book to 5 plus.

2 stars

Reviewed by Molly  from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Tyler: Puzzle Christmas

Puzzle ChristmasPuzzle Christmas, by Susannah Leigh

I thought the book was really cool how they had detailed pictures and there was objects you had to find, it was challenging. It all started when a little reindeer called Rio lost his magical bell so without it the bell Rio couldn’t fly back to Christmas land and Rio thought he could pull the sleigh on Christmas Eve. Then they went looking for Rio’s bell. Then Kira helped Rio aboard the boat but it set sail before she could jump off again. Kira got worried if she would be able to come back. Then they hid in some green barrels and after the boat ride then the barrels got loaded on an aeroplane and then on to a train. Then after the train ride they had to pass the broken iceberg path in order to go to Christmas land then they passed the icebergs then they saw some magical lights and then Rio said they are not far from Santa’s house. Then they started to walk among tall pillars of ice and then Kira could see some pillars moving and that was when they were surrounded by polar bears. Then the polar bears came closer and Kira was getting scared but one of them said “Hello Rio”. The polar bears was pleased to see Rio and then Kira and Rio hoped on the polar bears backs and then they slid all the way down to Snowman village. Once they got to snowman village Kira’s Christmas present was there except it wasn’t it wasn’t nearby home. Then they got into teams for the big snowball fight. After the snowball game Kira was breathless and it seemed like she thoroughly enjoyed the game. Then when they were getting close Santa’s house they spotted a small cosy house then Kira and Rio peered through a window and Kira heard that the boy (inside) wanted a seashell for Christmas. Then they came across an elf who has lost his Christmas tree decorations and Kira and Rio helped him find the decorations. Then at the edge of the forest they found a little red train waiting for them. Then they hoped on the train and made their way to Santa’s house. After a while they hoped off the train. Rio said I’ll take you to meet my family before you meet Santa. When they got into the stable everyone was worried about Rio. Then one of the reindeers asked “are you going to see Santa”? Then Kira and Rio went to see Santa then Rio told Santa how he flew off and lost his bell. Later it was one of the best nights of Rios life he got to pull the sleigh. They could see the whole world from where they were and they were on their way to Lucas’s house to give him a shell. Then Santa took Kira home like Rio said but when Kira woke up it was Christmas morning and she spotted a special present from Rio.

4 stars

Reviewed by Tyler from Johnsonville and West Park School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This book is about a boy and he is going to see a baby. He is a shepherd and there’s an Angel called Gabriel. She tells his family that there is a baby born in Bethlehem and other angels come around singing.

I liked the book. My favourite characters were Gabriel and Mary. The pictures had some good details and the angels were pretty. The story was kind of funny. It reminded me of my school nativity play. And it also reminded me of stories from the Bible.

I learnt that some angels can be real.

If I could give this book another title it would be Going to Bethlehem. If I could give this book another ending it would be that the boy could babysit baby Jesus.

I recommend this book to children at primary school and grown-ups because they will find it interesting.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Rebecca: On angel wings

On angel wingsOn angel wings, by Michael Morpurgo

This book was a nice easy to read story, that makes you feel happy and in the Christmas spirit. It was a cleverly written story with a twist at the end. I would recommend this book for any age.

4 stars

Reviewed by Rebecca from Kilbirnie and , 12 years old