By Roald Dahl
Review by Katy, Year 4
I think Going Solo is a really interesting book about Roald Dahl’s life. It looks at his life during the Second World War when Dahl was a young man in his 20s.
The pictures are interesting too.
My favourite bit in the book was when Roald went to stay with another family in a different country and there was a deadly snake loose in their house! The father and mother had to ring someone called “the Snakeman” to remove the snake – which means this was a regular event! Scary!
The funniest bit was when Roald and his friend David Coke were in the Second World War in Greece on the ground having a wash outside. They only had a towel around them when their enemies were flying low and heading straight for them. Roald and David had to lie down on their backs, feet slosest to planes – so basically they were on the ground, looking up at the sky….. which must have been a great view for the pilot above – NOT!!
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Little Animal Ark – The Friendly Foal
Written By Lucy Daniels
Review by Amy, Year 5
The story of “The Friendly Foal” is about a little foal called Fern and two girls called Mandy and Helen.
I liked the book because it’s got a lovely picture on the cover. My favourite book character is Fern the Foal.
I think reading is the best thing in the world!
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Squish – Super Amoeba
By Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Squish is the first part of a new series by the writer and artist who also do Babymouse. I read the first book and it was hilarious!
It is based on scientific facts and turns them into something fun.
Even though it is short I enjoyed it I would recommend this book to people who like comics and who want to learn something about the super-small world around us.
I would give this book 5 stars and ten out of ten!
Thanks to Ryan for the great review, and thank you very much for artist Matthew Holm for very generously donating a set of Squish books to the school graphic novel library.
And finally, here’s Ryan’s version of the character that he included with this review:
Astrosaurs – Skies Of Fear
By Steve Cole
“Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur – he’s an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass!”
Astrosaurs is a series of books in the school library all about a crew of space dinosaurs who come across adventure.
In this book, the evil stranger Grandum has made the people of Squak Major forget how to fly.
Squak Major is a planet of pterosaurs (very big flying dinosaurs) and it’s up to Captain Teggs and his Astrosaur crew to put things right – but what will they do???
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Babymouse – Our Hero
By Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
I think Babymouse is really good to read.
It’s all about a mouse called Babymouse who is always dreaming of something else, and has lots of daydreams about being other people. In this story she wants to be a superhero. At school she has a locker that easts (really eats!) all her homework and the teacher called Mrs Slug who just doesn’t believe her. Also at school she has problems with a cat called Felicia, who really, really hates Babymouse!
Babymouse is quite good at everything but not dodgeball – poor Babymouse hates Dodgeball and always tries to leave her trainers at home.
In gym class the gym teacher Mr Croc is warming the class up for a wrestling match, and it’s Babymouse versus Felicia! At the end of the match Babymouse does a big swipe punch and knocks Felicia out. And after the excitement of the wrestling match Babymouse becomes popular in school and makes Felicia jealous.
Thanks to Matthew for the great review, and thank you very much for artist Matthew Holm for very generously donating a set of Babymouse books to the school graphic novel library.
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Posted by: Mr Bruton in Books
In the past we’ve hosted book fairs from Scholastic. And they were very good indeed. But Scholastic isn’t local, and Simply Books and The Faraway Tree is.
We’ve already used Simply Books of Pocklington to provide the majority of our books for the library and Sara and her staff have provided a marvellous service over the past year.
Now we’re pleased to announce that this week we’ll be hosting our very first Simply Books & The Faraway Tree Book Fair.
Monday 10th – Friday 13th October, 3:15 – 4:00pm each day.
All of the books are half price, and we’re expecting a wide selection. And the best news? You get great books, at great prices. We get commission (and very generous commission as well) from every book sold. So please, please, come along, bring friends, see what appeals and remember – books are perfect Birthday presents, Christmas is very, very close…. or maybe you might want to think of a selection of books as a wonderfully original party bag gift?
Whateevr you buy them for, we really hope to see you at some point during the week!
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Posted by: Mr Bruton in Books
To set the stage for our first book fair next week in conjunction with Simply Books and The Faraway Tree in Pocklington, we had a wonderful day of dress-ups, readings and competitions earlier this week.
We started off with a reading session and costume parade in the Foundation Stage, where many of the children had really excelled in making some great costumes….
(Sara from Simply Books reading with the Foundation Stage pupils)
(Lots of costumes! For more please visit the school website events page)
Later on we had a whole school assem
bly where Sara from Simply Books introduced the book fair, read us all a wonderful story and presented prizes…. first for the Foundation Stage dress-up as your favourite character competition….
(First Prize – “My Dad”)
(Runners-Up – Pictured – Logan as Elmer and Theo, the mouse from the Gruffalo. Not pictured – Lily and Lily)
And following the Foundation awards, Sara announced the winners of the “Draw Your Favourite Character” competition that the school had been running all week….
(Draw Your Favourite Book Character – Year 5/6 Winner …. Will with Captain Underpaints!)
(Draw Your Favourite Book Character Yr 3/4 Winner …. Katy with Juy Moody)
(Draw Your Favourite Book Character Yr 1/2 Winner …. Lauren with The Bear from Where’s My Teddy)
More pictures from all of these events on the School Events Page on the website.
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