Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the DressThe Boy in the Dress, by David Walliams (1971-)

The story was about a boy. He meets a girl called Lisa. They become friends and then he wore an orange dress because he wanted to pretend he was a girl. He got the dress from Lisa. He also put on makeup.

Lisa was my favourite character because she was a girl and she was pretty. It was funny when she encouraged Dennis to wear the dress.

It was a funny book. It had funny picture as well. One particular funny part was when Dennis went into the girls’ bathroom and there were loads of girls talking in there and maybe taking selfies.

I really liked the ending when his dad told the headmaster off for getting Dennis expelled for wearing the orange dress rather than the school uniform.

I love David Walliams’ books. His books remind me of Roald Dahl’s because they are really funny.

This was one of the funniest books in the world because what kind of boy wears a dress.

I learnt that if you get expelled and you still play soccer and your mum is away your daddy will tell the headmaster off. It’s all about being yourself and not copying other people like a sheep.

I would recommend this book to all readers including girls because they would love the story.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Aoi: Just one more

Just one moreJust one more, by Joy Cowley

I really enjoyed reading this book. My favorites stories are the bag of smiles, The traveling bath and Do not wake the baby. Those stories are very interesting. I like Joy Cowley’s book very much.

5 stars

Reviewed by Aoi from Karori and Thorndon School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Rockhopping

RockhoppingRockhopping, by Trace Balla

Imagine trying to find the source of a river. This book is about Uncle Egg and Clancy who are trying to do just that. Read this book to discover what adventures they have along the way. I liked this book as it was a change from chapter books and had a unique plot. Children 5+ would enjoy this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The blizzard challenge

The blizzard challengeThe blizzard challenge, by Bear Grylls

Olly is not keen on camping, his rucksack is too heavy and his two tent mates are too happy camping. In the night however, Olly is magically transported to a glacier and Bear Grylls is his guide. What will happen next? This book was okay but it is suited for younger readers who like camping and adventure. I am not one of those people. The book would suit children learning to read.

3 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Anna: The blizzard challenge

The Blizzard Challenge, by Bear Grylls

This book is about a boy called Olly who goes on camp. During the night he touches a magic compass and is transported to a snowy mountain. Will he get back? I really liked this book as it was about adventure. I think children 5+ would also enjoy it.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Hunter

HunterHunter, by Joy Cowley

This book is about two people 200 years apart both in a dangerous situations. One is a girl whose plane has crashed called Jordan and the other is a maori slave called Hunter. Will Jordan and Hunter survive? This is an exhilarating novel so therefore I rate it 5 stars. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by molly: The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley

The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of AlderleyThe weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)

Colin and Susan were pursued over the Alderly moor by mythical monsters. They were saved by a wizard with the strange name of Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin Silverbrow watches over 140 sleeping knights who will wake up and defeat evil. But Cadelin Silverbrow has lost the weirdstone of Brisingamen which stops the knights from ageing. Will they find the weirdstone of Brisingamen? I rate this 5 stars because it is gripping and exciting. I think children 9+ should read this book.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Luke: The ice sea pirates

The ice sea piratesThe ice sea pirates, by Frida Nilsson (1979-)

When her sister Miki gets kidnapped, her sister is faced with the task of finding her. Unfortunately some pirates have taken Miki and to find her. her sister is going to have to go to sea. This is a truly well written book that is a pleasure to read. I recommend this book to children 8+.

5 stars

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