The big adventure, by Sally Rippin
I liked the big adventure because he listened to his dad and only went as far as the rock pools, but then he saw a cave and nearly forgot what his dad said! But he went to the cave cause it was only a few steps away from the rock pools. I didn’t like when he got trapped in the cave, but I did like when his dog helped make a happy ending
Reviewed by Ivy from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old
Daisy Dawson at the seaside, by Steve Voake
I was looking for a new chapter book series. Daisy Dawson goes on adventure to seaside. It was good but not as funny as The Treehouse series. Good if you like reading about animals like me but not very exciting.
Reviewed by Francesca from Khandallah and , 7 years old
We are so lucky in New Zealand because nine out of ten New Zealanders live within 40 km of the coast. We have a very long coastline. When you put our three main islands together there is over 18,000 km of coast in total length. If you decided to walk along our coast it would take you about 6 months and that’s if you could keep walking day and night non-stop! I don’t think I will try that!
Have you thought about becoming a seaside scientist? Why not study some rock pools. You might find some sea anemones or maybe a starfish. Perhaps you might like to hunt for crabs. Watch out that they don’t bite your toes though. Or maybe you like to look at all the different types of seaweed that may have washed ashore.
Whatever you like doing there is always plenty to see and do at the beach.
And don’t forget to build your sandcastle or create your own artwork in the sand. Draw a face and then use shells, pebbles and seaweed to decorate it.