Kids’ Club Review by Luke: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

A picture book about a boy called Kahu who gets a guitar for his birthday. He is very upset as he wanted a new one. But then he finds out his granddad’s guitar. What adventures has the guitar had? This is a lovely, heart-warming story suitable for most age groups. I rated it 5 stars.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Molly: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

Kahu receives his granddad’s guitar for his birthday but he is not happy as he wanted to get a brand new one. His Nana, however, tells him about its history. The book is about all the guitar’s adventures. I liked this book as it was lovely. Sometimes second hand things mean so much more.

5 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Note Perfect

Note Perfect, by Yvette Poshoglian

I chose this book to read because i saw the cover and Ella and Olivia were playing instruments . Not that i chose this book that was it about instruments I play the piano too . Their teacher Ms Knowles , also made a song called Junior Band Jitterbug . She put Junior Band because Ella and Olivia joined that band to learn the music . Now for the jitterbug . I thought that Jitterbug was a good name for the song because when I finished reading this book at the back i saw that will their concert get jitters . The jitterbug had jitter in it not jitters . When they were playing Junior Band Jitterbug i liked the song . Overall I think this book should be recommended for 6 plus .

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Central City and Churton Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Sebastian: Grandad’s guitar

Grandad's guitarGrandad’s guitar, by Janine McVeagh (1946-)

This was the best book I ever read, when grandpa died he gave his guitar to Kahu. Kahu learnt lots of songs, one about a donkey. It is based on a real story. I liked this book because it made me feel happy.

5 stars

Reviewed by Sebastian from Johnsonville and West Park School , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by elena: Grandad’s Guitar

Grandad’s Guitar, by Janine McVeagh & Fifi Colston

I thought it was a very touching story with a deeper meaning than I thought it would have. It was very moralistic when Kahu accepted the guitar and the full story that came with it.

3 stars

Reviewed by elena from Miramar and Miramar Christian School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Lyla: The bear and the piano

The bear and the pianoThe bear and the piano, by David Litchfield

This story is about a bear that finds a piano. Over the years the bear gets better and better at playing the piano. He goes to the city, but he is wondering if his friends will miss him. I like the part where he comes back to the forest and his friends were not sad, but they were proud. I really like this book and I am rating it a 5 out of 5. This is a story about friendship.

5 stars

Reviewed by Lyla from Johnsonville and Crofton Downs Primary School , 8 years old