Monday, 12 September 2016

Awful Aunty

Awful Auntie
By David Walliams

This book is about a girl who tragically lost her Mum and Dad in a car crash. After being in a coma for 12 months she woke to the unpleasing sight of her Aunt Alberta and her Aunt’s pet owl Wagna. From the title you can probably tell that Aunt Alberta isn’t a very nice person, but you’ll have to read the book to see how cruel she really is.

This book is a great read for kids age 9-13. It is a humorous book with Owl lovers, ghosts and much more. I also think this is a great book for Auntie’s who are trying to learn how not to be a bad Auntie. I give this book


The Boy In The Dress

The Boy in the Dress
By David Walliams

This book is about a boy who has a secret passion for fashion and modeling. But his family doesn’t agree with being different, nor his neighborhood. How will Dennis survive with two lives, being a Football star and being a Fashion Guru.

This book is a great bedtime story and I would highly recommend this book as it is a hilarious book and it is suitable for any age. I personally think it pursues a great message about how it is ok to be different and try new things. I give this book


Sunday, 3 April 2016



by Roald Dahl

{250 pages}

Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's best books, since 1996 the book has been made into a movie and a musical. 

Matilda stars a smart knowledgeable girl who is told to watch more TV and not to read or do maths equations. With an unsuportive family and a mean principle will her nice teacher be able to help?

I would like to introduce you to the rest of the characters: Michael(Matilda's brother), Mr & Mrs Wormwood(the worst parents you could ever have), Miss Honey(one of the nicest teachers in the world) and *gulp* Mrs Trunchbull(The worst and I mean it when I say the worst principle ever)!   

This book really covers all emotions and personalities. It really is a great book for learning that life isn't perfect and people aren't always respected for doing nice and good things.I recommend this book for any age as it has humour for anyone. I give this book a 9 and a 1/2 out of 10.

By Olivia McLeod

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Billie B Brown the Bad Butterfly

The Book:
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Recently I read the book “Billie B Brown the Bad Butterfly” by Sally Rippin. Because we are doing a 12 book challenge. This book goes under the category: “a book you can read in 1 day”.

In the book you learn about Billy and that she is a tomboy. Here is an example “Then instead of her soft pink ballet slippers Billy puts on her big red boots”. Billy has a best friend called Jack. In the story Jack and Billy have their first lesson of ballet, because Billy wanted to be a famous ballerina and Jack does whatever Billy does. When they got to ballet the girls have to be butterflies and the boys have to be trolls. But there is a problem. Billy is not the best butterfly and Jack is too graceful to be a troll. So they decided to swap and Jack was the butterfly and Billy was the troll, “What a marvellous idea” said Mrs Dainty the ballet teacher. It worked well.

It was not descriptive enough for a girl of my age. I prefer authors that give detailed descriptions like: the wind was loud last night like a wolf howling at the moon, you could hear the leaves of the trees rustling against each other. But when I was 6 or 7 I would of thought this book was great because it’s, simple and easy to understand. That’s why I think it would be a good book for children moving from picture books to chapter books (probably from the age of 6-7).

I think this book has a good message for little girls. Boys don't always have to do boy activities and girls don't always have to do girl activities.Example “Today Billy and Jack are going to ballet class. What’s that? You didn't think boys could do ballet? Of course they can. Boys can be very good ballet dancers”.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this book 6.

By Olivia McLeod.

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