Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: The Twits

The TwitsThe Twits, by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake

This story is interesting. Mr Twit always has a tinned sardine tail on his moustache and Mrs Twit has a glass eye! They are both disgusting not only in their appearance but also in their behaviour. They have bird pie every Wednesday and they prepare for this on Tuesday night by putting glue all over the tree as a trap. They have family of pet monkeys and they get them to do circus tricks without stopping. The monkeys and birds have a plan up their sleeves to make the Twits stop their awful behaviour. I liked this story because of the way the animals planned their plan To stop the Twits.

3 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Zoe: Weir Do

Weir DoWeir Do, Anh Do ; illustrated by Jules Faber

The book was awesome!!!The book is about Weir. His last name is Do. He goes to a new school. After one day, he makes a new friend called Henry and he also makes a friend called Bella. Bella is Weir’s neighbour. Henry, Bella and Weir are Best friends!!Henry and Bella go over to Weir’s house. At Weir’s house, Roger (Weir’s little brother) puts Bella’s science doll in custard!! Weir and his family quickly cleaned and washed Bella’s doll just in time before Bella has to go home.

5 stars

Reviewed by Zoe from Tawa and , 7 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: All the fun of the fair

All the fun of the fairAll the fun of the fair, Sophy Henn

I like this book because the people who behave badly can learn a lesson of what they have done wrong and fix it.

Bad Nana isn’t actually bad, people just call her that. Jeanie’s Nana (Bad Nana) has good ideas.

Jeanie should have won the contest she had entered because of her cool creativity. What we can learn from this is to not be selfish and always choose yourself to be truthful, honest and kind.

4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Siddhi: The giving tree

The giving treeThe giving tree, Shel Silverstein

This book is a nice book because it is all about generosity and we all can learn from this. The tree was ready to give whatever and whenever she could.

Even though the boy did not give her anything except him being happy, she gave everything she had because it made her happy. She was a life-long friend.

Your life-long friend could be your classmate or your neighbour. Always show generosity to people when you can. If you do, not only will you make the other person happy, you will make yourself happy.

4 stars

Reviewed by Siddhi from Tawa and , 10 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Middle school Just my rotten luck

Just my rotten luck / Patterson, James

The book was about a kid named Rafe Khatchadorian who never stays out of trouble like how he went to his middle school of horror Hills Village middle school. At the end, it showed him at a football game that he was frightened of. His coach was just growling and just more trying to make the team play harder. I thought that the book was a really good book because it explained how middle school was like if it was gruesome.

4 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: The meltdown

The meltdownThe meltdown, by Jeff Kinney

I rate this book five stars because it shows what happens each day and it’s like a real diary. It explained what is was like in the winter season and featuring snowball fights, trouble making and madness.

I would probably recommend this book for ages 7 and over

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa and , 11 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Saving Marty

Saving MartySaving Marty, by Paul Griffin

I thought this book was great. It’s about a boy called Lorenzo whose family doesn’t have that much money. His dog Bella gives birth to a few pups but one of them isn’t a pup, it’s a pig. A pig who acts like a dog. And that pig is Marty.
What will happen next? What will happen to Marty? Read the book to find out!

I would recommend this book to people who love a touching story. I found it quite exciting but emotional as I read each page of this lovely book, I think that ages 10+ or animal lovers should read this awesome book.

5 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Genevye: Hazel and the snails

Hazel and the snailsHazel and the snails, Nan Blanchard ; illustrations by Giselle Clarkson

Hazel likes to care for her snails, all 10 of them because it makes her happy. They aren’t pink-crazy and they don’t speak French all the time like her best friend, Meg. And they don’t skulk about like her brother, Henry. But it’s all a bit strange and sad at home, her father passed away and she accidentally crushed a tiny snail.

I personally think this is a great, touching storybook. It’s set in New Zealand (I think?) and includes New Zealand things like WeetBix and Lilybee wraps. I would recommend this book to kids who are ages 7 or 8 because it’s not too complicated. Nan Blanchard is an awesome author and I look forward to getting more of her books out.

3 stars

Reviewed by Genevye from Johnsonville and , 9 years old