Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: Fing

FingFing, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross

This book is amazing, I couldn’t put it down when I read the first word, ( witch was The in case you forgot ). The storyline sort of make you think one thing and then Suddenly it’s another thing. I really like all the monsters Mr Walliams thought of like the Honkopotamas or a Loood. Everything is just so hilarious, even Mr and Mrs Meek.
The book is like Dr. Seuss meeting Roald Dahl.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: The haunting

The hauntingThe haunting, Margaret Mahy

This book sounds scary at first, but it isn’t actually. I rate it 5 stars because it’s got really funny characters from scared Barney to his sister the chatterbox Tabitha. Magicians and families what could happen next? But then when Barney gets followed by what seems to be a ghost It’s Troy the oldest who finds out what’s actually happening.

5 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Jasmine: The mapmakers’ race

The mapmakers' raceThe mapmakers’ race, Eirlys Hunter

A brilliant book, adventurous storyline, I really liked the characters. It felt like I was floating into a whole new world. It was like when Alice in Wonderland said: “Curiouser and curiouser.” That was exactly how I felt. And to think some people think being children they wouldn’t win the race. (Hmph). Treacherous storms, falling off cliffs this book was a world where anything could happen.

4 stars

Reviewed by Jasmine from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Casper: Wonder

WonderWonder, R.J. Palacio

This book was a positive, immersive and Creative book. This book was a wonder to read! It includes a detailed showing of auggies life as well as painting the picture of his disability.

5 stars

Reviewed by Casper from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Cook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook

Syndetics book coverCook’s cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop.

 

I loved the watercolour pictures and the fact the book had recipes – they ate kangaroo, dog, albatross, turtles, stingray and pease porridge! I learnt about where Captain Cook and his people travelled, about the places and the people who lived there, and that they visited other countries too – not just New Zealand.

5 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Greta: Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself

Rumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourselfRumple Buttercup : a story of bananas, belonging, and being yourself, written and illustrated by Matthew Gray Gubler

I liked this book – especially the part where some nights Rumple Buttercup likes to put a banana peel on his head and poke his head out of the rain drain! He is weird. It was funny how he had made a friend called Candy Corn Carl out of candy corn, with lollipop eyes. He nearly missed his favourite day of the year, but instead somehow he make some human friends and realises that he is not the only one that is weird.

3 stars

Reviewed by Greta from Island Bay and Island Bay School , 9 years old