Kids’ Club Review by Sophia: Gangsta granny

Gangsta grannyGangsta granny, by David Walliams (1971-)

Love this book! David Williams is my favourite author! (No offence to the kids out there who love J.K Rowling.) It’s a really cool book and I recommend it ages 2+

5 stars

Reviewed by Sophia from Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by olivia: Gangsta granny

Gangsta grannyGangsta granny, by David Walliams (1971-)

a fun and enjoyable book about a boy and his granny who is a cabbage lover on the outside but is a gangsta on the inside

I loved the part where he sets of to find where his granny goes and helps steal the crown jewels
i had to read this book 4-5 times because i loved it so much
a definite one to chose on a book hunt

4 stars

Reviewed by olivia from Cummings Park and St Benedict’s School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alisa: Gangsta granny

Gangsta grannyGangsta granny, by David Walliams (1971-)

It was a very funny book and I loved the book so much that I had to read it at least 3 times. My favourite part was when they tried to steal the queens crown and ends up getting caught. My favourite character is the granny because I think she would be cool to have and go on lots of adventures with.

4 stars

Reviewed by Alisa from Johnsonville and Raroa Normal Intermediate , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: George’s marvellous medicine

George's marvellous medicineGeorge’s marvellous medicine, by Roald Dahl

I think this book is very fun and has got lots of cool science experiments that you should probably not try at home. It is about a boy called George and he makes his own medicine for his mean and demanding grandma.

His potion includes 1 tin of brown paint , 1 bottle of golden glow hair shampoo, 1 can of extra foaming hand soap and so much more. I think every one in NZ should read this great book by Roald Dahl:)

5 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Kilbirnie and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Millie: George’s marvellous medicine

George's marvellous medicineGeorge’s marvellous medicine, by Roald Dahl

If you are just starting to get into chapter books, I think this would be a great pick. My favorite character was George’s grandma, the cranky witch woman. The character I liked the least was George’s mum, she was hardly mentioned and what was mentioned of her made her sound like the most boring mum a boy could have. For me, this was a really easy read, and I think the best age to read this book would be 5-8.

3 stars

Reviewed by Millie from Island Bay and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Chloe Morris: Gangsta granny

Gangsta grannyGangsta granny, by David Walliams (1971-)

This is a really good book I think everyone should read it. It’s by David Walliams, one of my favourite authors. I think it’s one of the funniest books in the world. My favourite character is the granny.

5 stars

Reviewed by Chloe Morris from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 8 years old

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