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

Kids’ Club Review by Stephen: Boy: Tales of childhood

Boy: tales of childhood, by Roald Dhal

Boy is about Roald Dhal’s life as a child. It is a dramatic and very appealing story to young boys like me. The appealing thing about it is what is similar that is between me and the author Roald Dhal at school. We both have dyslexia. He was a bit cheeky and naughty like me sometimes. One thing I’d change about those days is how he got smacked so much. It is funny how you can find yourself amused with something that is actually very horrible and nasty. I don’t particularly like how they smacked people those days – that’s the only thing I’d change. Boy has been very encouraging in my learning in that I am not the worst writer, the worst speller and the worst idea person. And I am very lucky I didn’t live in those days otherwise I would have been smacked every day. I am encouraged, and no doubt others are, that Roald Dhal is very gifted in what he can write and is amusing.

5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen from Newtown and Newtown School , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Francesca: The enormous crocodile

The enormous crocodileThe enormous crocodile, by Roald Dahl

I read this to my brother, I love Roahl Dahl. My brother says story is good except when the crocodile was trying to eat the children as this was a bit scary. I liked the Flamigo. I would recommend it to 7+. It was funny also just like other Roahl Dahl books.

3 stars

Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and Amesbury School , 5 years old

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

Boy: tales of childhood, by Roald Dahl

This book was interesting because it really explained how Roald Dahl grew up.
I agree that actually seeing the owner of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, made him get the idea of writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The fact that his sister died at the age of 3 and his father shortly after would make you wonder why the remained in Wales.To find out more information I recommend you read this book.

4 stars

Reviewed by Ethan from Brooklyn and Kelburn Normal School , 8 years old