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: Granny McFlitter, the champion knitter

Granny McFlitter, the champion knitterGranny McFlitter, the champion knitter, Heather Haylock ; (illustrated by Lael Chisholm)

I recommend this book for all kids! I loved the illustrations and how Granny put her talent to good use. The book is about a Granny who’s family doesn’t like having all of her knitting and when something bad happens can Granny save the day? Yes she can! My favourite quote in the book is “but did Granny stop knitting? Oh no she did not! She kept right on knitting…Like it or not!”

4 stars

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

Kids’ Club Review by Isabella: The bomb

The bombThe bomb, by Sacha Cotter ; illustrated by Josh Morgan

It’s a good book about being individual and not being afraid to stand out. The book itself is about a wee boy who cant do a ‘bomb’ and he tries to do a manu and it fails. Everyone laughed at him but then he becomes number one for doing his OWN thing.

4 stars

Reviewed by Isabella from Miramar and Seatoun School , 10 years old