So today is World Book Day – or, as is more commonly known in our house, ‘the day mummy has had to run around like a madwoman preparing character costumes for’!
It was brilliant taking my boys (9 and 4) into school this morning. All of the children were excited and guessing at eachother’s costumes etc. Even the teachers joined in – some very fitting Winnie the Witch and Cruella De Vils amongst them!
But back to the books… I really do feel it is so important to instill a love of reading into our children. And there are some fantastic children’s authors out there. My eldest particularly likes that all-time great Roald Dahl, and also the Young Sherlock and Tom Gates series’. My youngest is a big Lauren Child fan – he loves Charlie and Lola and his particular bedtime favourites are Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? and Beware of the Storybook Wolves – I must say, I really enjoy these too!
So in honour of World Book Day my eldest son (9), who from now on would like to be known as ‘Book Boy’, (yes, last year he did not dress as any character at all, but in fact dressed as a book! That was a lot of fun for mummy…) has decided to have a bash at this book reviewing lark. And without sounding too much like an insufferable, gushing Mummy, I am extremely proud of him!
For more on World Book Day check out worldbookday.com.
And for more info on getting children interested in reading go to lovereadingforkids.co.uk.
Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, until one day he comes up with a brilliant idea to win her heart. If Mr. Hoppy’s plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. But it’s going to take one hundred and forty tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic.
Hi Guys. Book Boy here!
This book review is for Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
So this book is about a man who has a love on the flat below him, but he is too scared to ask to marry her. But he finds a way all because of her tortoise!
I thought that the way the author wrote this made me really into it, and it kept drawing me in which made me say “What happens next? What happens next? Please tell me what happens next!”
And since the book was so enjoyable it made me read it rather quickly, which made me get to the best bits sooner.
And at the end the author thought ahead of the readers, like he knew the reader would think “What happened to that?” – but then he writes – I bet you’re wondering what happened to that… – which I thought was very clever of the author to do that as not many authors manage to do that in their stories.
I thought the book was very funny because of the way the man had a fake language for the tortoise, I thought it was hilarious the way you had to say the words!
The thing I disliked about this story was the author did put a lot of description in there, but I say it was too much as it kept on describing and describing and describing and not moving on with the story line.
I give this 4 and a half stars because I enjoyed the book deeply but that one bit about the over-description ruined it from being a 5 star story.
Chip off the old block eh? God love him!
Happy reading and happy World Book Day x