Kids’ Club Review by Tara: The brightest night

The brightest nightThe brightest night, by Tui Sutherland (1978-)

Wings of fire, book 5, The brightest night, A book report From Tui.T. Southerland re written in book report form by Tara.J. Williams, 8 years old.

Introduction
This book is about a sandwing. Sandwings are dragons that have scales the colour of the dessert sand so that they can lie down and camouflage into the hot dessert sand. Their scales give warmth to those near them. They can survive a long time without water. Also at the top of their tail there is a poisonous barb and if it stings any dragon, sandwing or not, the venom still gets inside them. If they are not taken to a healer in 24 or less hours they will be …DEAD! The only cure is to get the juice from some cacti in the sandwing territory without getting caught otherwise they will KILL you! Once you have gotten the juice you smear it over the sting/scratch. The sandwings name is Sunny and she ventures to find the eye of onyx to stop the tribal war.

Characters
The main characters are Sunny, her three kidnappers which I will not be mentioning in this book report, Thorn/leader of the scorpion den/Sunny ‘s mom, Queen burn, (Clay, Starflight, Glory and Tsunami who are her four closest friends in the world because they are all in the dragonet prophecy together) and Flower who is a scavenger/human.

Premise and plot
Queen burns sisters are Queen blister and Queen blaze. They are the reason the War started in the first place because none of them challenged their mother, Queen oasis before she got killed by scavengers and according to the laws if none of them had challenged her for the throne before she had died then none of them could be Queen. So now the sandwings do not have a Queen. The Tribe is split into three quarters for who wants who to be…QUEEN! Also, whoever wears the eye of onyx, because it is a necklace becomes Queen_______ of the sandwings but It was lost during the start of the war. That is why Sunny is trying to find the eye of onyx to stop the war.

Middle
In the middle Sunny escapes from her kidnapers and takes the obsidian mirror. The obsidian mirror is a mirror that allows you to see any dragon you like and you also get to see what they are doing. The mirror was animus touched. An animus dragon is a dragon with special powers That can do anything, absolutely anything apart from making a dragon who is not an animus an animus and bringing the dead back to life. But when they use their powers they lose bits of their souls bit by bit until they go so crazy that that they massacred their whole family and anyone who tries to stop them.

Ending
In the end Sunny and her four best friends found the …EYE OF ONYX with the help of flower and gave it to Thorn/Sunny ‘s mum but Thorn is now called Queen Thorn of the sandwings.

Why I loved it
I loved it because it was exciting a little scary but mostly exciting which is why I would recommend this book for ages seven and up. P.S if you do not agree with me read it when you’re under the age of seven but you may find it a little scary.

5 stars

Reviewed by Tara from Karori and , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: Badjelly the witch: a fairy story

Badjelly the witch: a fairy storyBadjelly the witch: a fairy story, by Spike Milligan (1918-2002)

The story was about two children Tim and Rose who went into the forest to find their cow Lucy. They met some animals and Badjelly the Witch.

My favourite characters were Dinglemouse, Tim, Rose and Lucy the cow. They were funny. Dinglemouse said he used to be banana and that was funny. I did not like the witch that much because she was so so so so so mean.

I like the way it was written because of the funny detail. It had a lot of bum and bottom jokes. It made me laugh.

I leant you should not talk to witches or any strangers. The best part was when they saved Lucy. If I could rewrite the ending they would get a prize for finding Lucy.

If I could give the book another title it would be The Hunt for Lucy.

I would recommend this book to children of any age because it will make them crack up laughing. I recommend it to adults too. There are no parts that are boring. It was all fun.

This book is similar to The Witches by Roald Dahl.

I like the book because it was very very funny.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Margaret: Girls in tears by jacqueline wilson

Girls in tears, by Jacqueline wilson

Girls in tears by jacqueline wilson is an amazing novel and the fourth book in a wonderful series.
In the book series you follow the story of Ellie, her friends and her boyfriend. In this book however is about when Ellie falls out with her friends and her boyfriend, and her dad and step mum are falling out too. Her friend Magda is upset about her hamster dying and her friend Nadine is mad at every one going on at her about how dating a boy online is not safe.
It kept me really hooked the whole time and I kept wanting to find out what was gonna happen next.

5 stars

Reviewed by Margaret from Karori and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leela: The enchanted wood

The enchanted woodThe enchanted wood, by Enid Blyton

It’s so funny because Moon Face talks so silly with the toffee in his mouth! And it also slightly annoyed me when Joe got taken off the ladder but mostly I found it funny. And I was a little bit annoyed when everybody got a piece of the toffee before Moon Face gained his item. I’m halfway through the book and looking forward to finishing it.

3 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leela: What makes me me?

What makes me me?What makes me me?, by Robert M. L. Winston

Through games and activities this book helps children learn about themselves. It has lots of questions about how life works and questions about what you like doing which tell you about how you think and your personality. I really enjoyed it.

4 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leela: Bella’s backyard bullies

Bella's backyard bulliesBella’s backyard bullies, by Samantha Turnbull

This is a quite good book. The Vernon brothers really really upset me when I didn’t realise the reason they were attacking the girls, until I found out why. I liked that the girls tried to fight back. My favourite part was how they got the Vernons to build the treehouse with them.

4 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Leela: Cruise control

Cruise controlCruise control, by Samantha Turnbull

This is a great book because it shows how important it is to not throw rubbish into the sea. And all the four people of the anti-princess club have their own chapters in the book. And all of the anti-princess club books show that children can do anything they like and be anything they want to be.

5 stars

Reviewed by Leela from Karori and , 5 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Margaret: The honeymoon sisters

The honeymoon sistersThe honeymoon sisters, by Gwyneth Rees

This book was a brilliant book about a girl who is finding it hard to get along with her new foster sister and cousin.
I love it and it has so much plot and you can see the characters developing over the story.
The main character, Poppy found it hard to get along with her foster sister/cousin, Sadie at first but then she discovers some secrets about Sadie and feels sorry for her. Sadie is very strong willed and badly behaved but acts all goody goody to Poppy’s mum at first.
But Sadie doesn’t stay like that forever…
I would totally recomened this book

5 stars

Reviewed by Margaret from Karori and , 11 years old