Kids’ Club Review by Connor: Dirty Bertie : loo!

Dirty Bertie : loo!Dirty Bertie : loo!, by Alan MacDonald (1958-)

I liked how Dirty Bertie still managed to go to the toilet and make the school trip, because if he’d waited in line he’d have missed the bus! It was funny. There are also two other stories in this book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Connor: Jumblebum

JumblebumJumblebum, by Chae Strathie

This book was funny as he was so messy that in the night “Jumblebum” came to life as a monster. The only way he could get him to disappear was to get him in the washing machine! I loved this book,

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Connor: The 78-storey treehouse

The 78-storey treehouseThe 78-storey treehouse, by Andy Griffiths

This is my favourite of all the tree house books and I have my own copy at home. I loved that they were trying to make a movie, but then the cows stole their idea. Those cows are sneaky! Can’t wait till the next tree house book comes out.

5 stars

Reviewed by Connor from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lara: Smile

SmileSmile, by Raina Telgemeier

I really enjoyed this book. It is a comic about Raina when she falls and pushes her teeth up into her gums. It is then four years before it is finally fixed probably. It has humor, romance, and much more. It also has very cool pictures. I recommend this book for anyone between 9 and 14.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lara from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sabeen: Grandpa’s great escape

Grandpa's great escapeGrandpa’s great escape, by David Walliams (1971-)

David Walliams is my favourite author.This one is the book I most love about David Walliams because of the amazing adventures Jack and grandpa had
This book is about a twelve year old boy named Jack and his grandfather, who was a famous pilot during the second world war. However, as Grandpa slowly becomes older, he starts to believe that the war is still happening, so he starts calling his grandson ‘Squadron Leader’ and is always inventing plans to defeat .

One day, he disappears from his flat for a whole week and is found in the most unexpected place and at the most unexpected time. But, his condition is becoming worse every day and he is arrested by the police.. He got sent to Twilight Towers the mysterious old folk home but his grandson loves him so much so Jack and grandpa plans a great escape to get out of the Twilight towers.Then it all starts to go wrong .The staff is really spiteful at twilight towers and it was difficult to escape.His mum and dad want his grandpa to go to Twilight towers so he had to make secret visits during the night.Finally there plan was successful because of the wonderful relation they had.

I would rate this book a 10/10 because it feels like that you are in that situation.The category of this book is realistic fiction.
I would recommend it for 8-12 years readers who are really into that type of a genre

By Sabeen from Johnsonville library

5 stars

Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sabeen: Ratburger

RatburgerRatburger, by David Walliams (1971-)

ratburger is about a little girl called Zoe who is very sad because her pet hamster, Gingernut, died. Zoe lives in a flat with her dad and her awful stepmother, Sheila. Sheila is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose for her!

When Zoe finds a baby rat in the corner of her room she can’t help keeping it. She names him Armitage and he becomes her replacement pet. How will she hide the rat from her disgusting stepmother and the pest exterminator, Burt?

As well as being a pest exterminator, Burt runs the local Burger store. Burt’s Burgers have always been appalling but have the children have never, ever thought of what’s in them?

Ratburger was a good book but it grossed me out a bit. There were some funny bits but some passages were quite revolting.
I would recommend it for ages 8-12

5 stars

Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old