Monday, January 8, 2018

November Reviews from Albert Park

Cover - Link opens in a new windowStan had a normal life, until his parents died.He lives with his aunt and uncle. He runs away from his life and joins the visiting carnival,where he meets a performer,the famous  piranha taming Pancho Pirelli. If Stan wants to be a performer as well, he needs to swim in a tub of piranhas. Will he be brave enough to do this?

Rated 4/5: "The story was very exciting. I didn't know whether he would get bitten or killed. "

The World's Worst Children 2This is the follow up book to The World's Worst Children. There are ten stories in the book and I will discuss only one of them. It is about a boy, who is a spoilt brat. He thinks everyday is his birthday. He wants presents and cake, and bursts into tears when he thinks there is no cake. He then  dives into a cake that is bigger than a building and dies. He couldn't come up for air.

Rated 5/5: " I liked how he died in a cake. This would have to be the best way to die! "

Cover - Link opens in a new windowA little girl's next door neighbours hunt and are killing deer for fun. She doesn't like this. She gets mad one day when she finds them killing birds. She discovers she has a magic finger("rude finger') and is able to turn the whole family into birds.

Rated 4/5: "It's was great when the neighbours were turned into birds and lost their arms and grew wings."

The 13-Storey TreehouseOnce upon a time here were two boys, Andy and Terry, who are trying to finish writing their book on time. They live in the treehouse with their friend Jill. It has a bowling alley, swimming pool, man eating shark tank and more! Terry falls in love with a mermaid, who turns into a sea monster and eats him for supper.

Rated 5/5: "I like how the book uses mixed-up words and the illustrations. I like the shark tank because sharks are mental! This is the first book in the Treehouse series, but I  don't think it is as good as the latest one, I've just read, which is The 91-Storey Treehouse. "

The Boxtrolls by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Reviewed by Cole (Age 9).

A human named Eggs, is abandoned by his father at seven months and is raised by trash collecting "Boxtrolls". They become friends and play and build stuff together.

Rated 100/5: " I like how the trolls live in the sewers and come out at night to find and use thrown out things to make inventions. This is one of the best books I've read."

Sunday, December 3, 2017

November Reviews From St Kilda

It's about a poor boy called Charlie. Every year on his birthday he gets a Wonka chocolate bar and one birthday his grandpa Jo sends him to the shops to buy a second one. In the second chocolate bar he finds a golden ticket. Willy Wonka had hidden five golden tickets in Wonka chocolate bars throughout the world. The five children who found the ticket would get to visit the Wonka Factory, a place no one had been in for a very long time. When they arrive they go through a long hallway to a garden, where the grass is actually minty stuff, and there's a chocolate fountain. They visit the different rooms of the factory. A girl called Veruca Salt eats some gum in the invention room before Willy Wonka can stop her. She exclaims that it tastes yummy like the best dinner, then supper and then dessert. Dessert is blueberry pie and Veruca starts blowing up into a human size blueberry. The oompa loompas have to taker her away to be fixed. After that, the other children begin disappearing too until eventually only Charlie is left...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It was really good, it was really funny when they all came out of the factory at the end"

Stormkit was born in RiverClan, where they learn to swim and catch fish. He was born in a storm. When the cats die they get to got to StarClan or if StarClan won't take them they go to the DarkForest. A DarkForest cat told him that he could have power over his clan mates if he fulfilled one promise: that he be loyal to his clan at all times. But he didn't know that she was bad, so when he finds out she actually send Rat to kill his leader HailStar and he was deputy so then he gets to be leader. But he grieves because WillowBreeze, his mate dies because MapleShade made a sacrifce.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I like it because when a cat dies it's really sad and you really feel it."

It starts off with this guy, the name that he calls himself is Thomas. He finds himself in this dark elevator. He gets elevated up to this other world called Glade. There's a whole bunch of teenage boys there who help him out. They're inside a maze and their main objective is to find a way out. There are Runners, who go through the maze at daytime, -but only at daytime, because evil machine monsters come out at night...

Rated 4/5 Reallys "I like the fast, action pace of it"

Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer, review by Jaxon

This is the second book in the series and I have to say it was a really good book. There's a secret language called gnommish which is basically fairy language, but they're not little fairies that have wings -they're tech fairies that can do stuff like vaporize a bull elephant (sort of like an anaconda crossing an elephant except it vaporized it). Anyway Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, and he is trying to rescue his father. But down in the centre of the earth, the fairies also have problems, an army of goblins called the B'wa Kell are trading batteries for money with humans, which is apparently against the law. They've got soft-nosed lasers which are also against the law, and they are using the batteries to power them. So they are breaking within the realm of about a million laws. One of those laws is: don't make contact with humans, otherwise photos might go all over the internet and expose them. Artemis and the fairies must work together to shut down their operation...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It has all the details you need to know, sometimes it has funny moments just like in the first book"

Lacey the Little Mermaid Fairy by Daisy Meadows, Review by Zara

It's about two girls named Kirsty and Rachael and this fairy. They go canoeing and then there is a neighbor who tells them that she finished her swimming test and then she made a joke that there was a mysterious creature and then they got surprised that she knew anything about their fairyland secret. But is was a trick!

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I liked everything about it"