Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: The Minpins

The MinpinsThe Minpins, by Roald Dahl

The mani charachter is Little Billy who meets tiny people (The Minpins) who live in trees. They have wonderful adventures and tame birds for little Billy. There is a scarey monster that I didn’t like. The Minpins and the the story being in nature was my favourite bit. I like Roald Dahl. Good big print book with good illustrations. Recommend for ages 7 and up.

3 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Brooklyn and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by George: Boy : tales of childhood

Boy : tales of childhood , by Roald Dahl

This book is amazing. It is about tales of Roald Dahls childhood; a mouse plot, the cane, goat tobacco, life at Repton school and all sorts of other wonderful things. The mouse plot where a mouse was placed into a jar in the sweet shop with terrible consequences. And goat tobacco, you’ll have to read the book to find out… I would recomend this book to 6 year olds and up.

Reviewed by George, from Island Bay, 9 years old


Kids’ Club Review by Arav: George’s marvellous medicine

George's marvellous medicineGeorge’s marvellous medicine, by Roald Dahl

This is a very good book, with amazing description! It is about a little boy called George, who decide’s to make a magic medicine for his grandma to get her back for all the horrible things she has done to him. He uses (nearly) everything in the house. He fills his saucepan up with all the ingredients, and with a little boil and a stir, the medicine will go into grandma’s mouth, and the magic will begin!
It’s really an awesome book.
I loved it!

5 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Juliet: The BFG

The BFGThe BFG, by Roald Dahl

This book was lovely! Roald Dahl really hit the target this time! I love the BFG! He is so friendly! I kind of wish it didn’t have to go back to you, the librarians.I love the illustrations by Quentin Blake! I would recommend this book to Kitty, my sister.

4 stars

Reviewed by Juliet from Cummings Park and Queen Margaret College , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Ansh: Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr FoxFantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl

This book is about Boggis, Bunce , Bean( three farmers ) and Mr. fox.
Bean who is tall and lean is a turkey and apple farmer who doesn’t eat ,He only drinks apple cider.
Mr. fox he is so clever that every day he creeps down to the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
I like this book because:
1. The book hooks you in. When you read a bit, you want to read more.
2. I like how there is a lovely song inside the book about the three farmers
Boggis and Bunce and Bean..
One fat, one short, one lean…
I recommend this book for people seven and up. If someone is younger, I recommend an adult or older brother or sister to read it to them unless they are a really good readers.
If someone likes this book I recommend them to read more books by Roald Dahl as he is a great author.

3 stars

Reviewed by Ansh from Johnsonville and Johnsonville School , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zahra: The enormous crocodile

The enormous crocodileThe enormous crocodile, by Roald Dahl

This story was about an enormous crocodile. He wanted to eat children but none of his clever plans were working. In the end he shot off into space and landed on the sun. That was his punishment – he was bad and he died.

It was funny. I liked the story. I liked the detail of the pictures.

I liked the little crocodile. I didn’t like the big crocodile very much because he wanted to eat children.

If I could give this book another title it would be The biggest crocodile. If I could rewrite the ending he would not die, just learn his lesson. He didn’t deserve to die.

My favourite characters were the Roly-Poly Bird and Muggle-Wump the Monkey from the Twits, and the children. My favourite part was when the crocodile got his punishment

The book was by Roald Dahl. He is a good writer. He is one of my favourites.

I learnt that some crocodiles can eat children and go snap snap snap.

I recommend this book to people to age 20 and to children who when they grow up want to hunt big crocodiles.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zahra from Karori and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Alice: Matilda

MatildaMatilda, by Roald Dahl

Matilda is definitely one of my favourite books. Matilda is a kind girl who is super smart. I like the plot in the story and how it was resolved.

5 stars

Reviewed by Alice from Kilbirnie and St Patrick’s School , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie and the chocolate factoryCharlie and the chocolate factory, by Roald Dahl

Love Love Love the book. I would recommend this book because it tells you about a good story that starts with a poor kid Charlie and turns into a star. This book is about five kids who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy-making operation. Every page was so exciting. I really liked the humour and the story had a good ending. I also liked the imaginary world inside Mr. Wonka’s factory. The hero Charlie was rewarded and the nasty spoiled children all got what they deserved. I loved the book and it also made me hungry for chocolates!

3 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Arav: Charlie and the great glass elevator

Charlie and the great glass elevatorCharlie and the great glass elevator, by Roald Dahl

This book is about an elevator which travels into space, I wish Charlie had more adventures with Mr. Wonka. This one was just as fun as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I enjoyed all of the characters, each and everyone had something funny to say or do (especially Charlie’s grandparents) and the story out of space just had me laughing the whole time.

4 stars

Reviewed by Arav from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: Boy: tales of childhood

Boy: tales of childhood, by Roald Dahl

Boy was a fascinating timeline through Roalds life, including when he was at school and about when he started to write books as well. I thought it was really cool, especially about what Roald got up to at my age.

3 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Island Bay and St Francis De Sales School , 11 years old