Kids’ Club Review by Gabriel: The adventures of Captain Underpants : the first epic novel

The adventures of Captain Underpants : the first epic novelThe adventures of Captain Underpants : the first epic novel, by Dav Pilkey ; with colour by Jose Garibaldi

This book is about two naughty kids named George and Harold who love pulling pranks together but their Principal Mr Krupp hates George and Harold’s pranks so they got a hypno ring and hypnotised Mr Krupp and made him there favourite comic book super hero CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. I like this because it is very funny you should read this 🙂

4 stars

Reviewed by Gabriel from Tawa, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Keya: This book is not good for you

This book is not good for youThis book is not good for you, Psuedonymous Bosch ; illustrations by Gilbert Ford

In this hilarious book by Psuedonymous Bosch, Cass’s mum has been kidnapped by Senor Hugo, a blind chef! In order to get her mother back, Cass must give Hugo the tuning fork, an ancient Aztec instrument that can turn water into wine, beer into rum, and so forth. Can Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yogi find the magical fork before it’s too late?

5 stars

Reviewed by Keya from Central City, 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Garfield bigger and better : his 30th book

Garfield bigger and better : his 30th bookGarfield bigger and better : his 30th book, Jim Davis

This book is about a fat and lazy flabby cat called Garfield. He is very greedy and does not like cat food (he likes the food that people eat).

I like Garfield because he is more polite than usual even though he wants to get more food. I liked it when Garfield pretended to be Count Cat with a bath towel. I did not like it when Garfield raided the refrigerator and took out all of the food except cat food. I recommend this book to people who like comedy in comics. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aadarsh: Unreal! : the ultimate collection : 30 stories in 30 years

Unreal! : the ultimate collection : 30 stories in 30 yearsUnreal! : the ultimate collection : 30 stories in 30 years, Paul Jennings

I am reading this book for the second time because my teacher has already read it to my class at school and we absolutely enjoyed it. It is a collection of funny stories.

I like the story smart-ice cream because it is about some ice-cream that can cure things like pimples or long noses or to make people smart. When a really smart boy was getting the top scores in the class, someone else who ate smart ice-cream became as smart as this boy. The smart boy then went and asked for smart ice cream and the next morning he lost all his smartness and he did not even know 1+1.
Another story I like is Cow dung Custard because there was someone who likes gardening and has all sorts of gardening fertilisers. One day he makes something called Cow dung custard which had bat droppings, rabbit droppings and wombat droppings added to of course cow dung. There was also a bit of lizard and potoroo. The smell was so strong that it could take the hair off your head and even flies would not dare come near it fearing for their lives. I recommend this book to people who like comedy. I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aadarsh from Johnsonville and Churton Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Meredith: The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte MettlestoneThe extremely inconvenient adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty ; illustrated by Kelly Canby,

I think that this book is an excellent read, full of adventure and imagination. Bronte has a crazy number of aunts (10 to be exact) and when she receives a telegram to say that her parents were killed by canon fire from the pirate ship the Thistleskull, she is thrown headlong into an absolutely crazy adventure where she must visit all her many aunts. All the adventures, as in the title, are quite inconvenient for Bronte as she has to follow a series of tasks to give gifts to her aunts.
I liked this book because it was full of humour and Bronte was very funny. I wish Bronte was real so I could meet her one day. She is quirky and would have lots to say about everything. I recommend this book for 7+. Bronte is also in an equally great sequel, the Slightly Alarming Tales of the Whispering Wars.

5 stars

Reviewed by Meredith from Central City and St Mark’s Church School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: One Christmas wish

One Christmas wishOne Christmas wish, Katherine Rundell ; illustrated by Emily Sutton

One Christmas Wish is a beautiful Christmas story about a boy who wishes on what he thinks is a shooting star that he has friends. His wish comes true and some Christmas decorations come alive and they go on an adventure through the town. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was very sweet and made you feel good inside.

4 stars

Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 11 years old