Tuesday, March 6, 2018

February Reviews from Albert Park Library

Tiny Timmy: Soccer Superstar! : Tiny Timmy - Tim CahillTiny Timmy: Soccer Superstar by Tim Cahill, Illustrated by Heath McKenzie. Review by Flynn.

Tiny Timmy is a soccer player who plays for Australia. He also plays for the Lions and injures his leg during a game. He has to do exercises so he can get back and play.

5/5 - It's quite exciting how he plays and scores a goal early on. He also breaks his toe and then his team loses (3 - 1).

The Maddie Diaries : A MemoirThe Maddie Diaries: A Memoir by Maddie Ziegler. Review by Georgia.

Maddie Ziegler is 16 years old and a dancer. She dances for Sia. It's a diary of her life and tips. Each chapter has a different subject, for example there are chapters on friends, make up and dancing. Also at the end of each one there are letters from her sister or producer.

4.35/5 - I think it's good to know about her but it could be a bit more intriguing.

Danny the Champion of the WorldDanny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Review by Cole.

This book is about a kid (Danny) and his dad and they are both engineers. Danny's dad likes to poach pheasants from a rich neighbour named Victor Hazell. The day before Victor has a huge hunting party (with Dukes, Barons and important business people) Danny and his father steal 120 pheasants. They hide them and give them sleeping pills. When the pheasants wake up they poop all over Mr Victor Hazel's car which is a Rolls Royce.

1,000,000,000/5 - because it's soooooooo good!

The Bad BookThe Bad Book by Andy Griffiths, Illustrated by Terry Denton. Review by Holly.

This book is about bad stuff. One rhyme is about a bad man that starts swearing at another man and then they end up hitting each other with tennis racquets and the world explodes. Another one is about dead koalas. There are lots of bad poems.

5/5 - Very funny and I can also make people laugh when they hear it.

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The Very Bad Book by Andy Griffiths, Illustrated by Terry Denton. Review by Lily.

This is exactly the same but one level up in naughtiness. (Lightning Readers were treated to a few of the rhymes and short stories in the book - they were very naughty indeed! The one about the guinea pig is very funny)

5/5 - because the stories are very nasty!

Ouch and Other Stories by Roderick Hunt. Review by Gabriel.

This book has three stories in it. There is one about a dog who steals someone's teddy and rips it up. When he wakes up the teddy is fixed. Another story is about a dog who has a dream. A grandma and grandchildren and the dog go monster hunting and end up seeing a 'monster'.

10/5 - there's a 'spot-the difference' puzzle before every story.

A Long Way HomeLion: a Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. Review by Quincy.

This is a true story about a boy born in India, his family is very poor and have to steal to survive. One day when he is about 5 or 6 he becomes lost. He is found and put into an adoption centre. He is adopted by an Australian family from Hobart.
When he grows up he goes back to India to try and find his family. He does find them in the end.
My mum passed this book onto me because she thought I might enjoy it as I saw the movie as well.

5/5 - It's kind of sad but has lots of adventures as well.

Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. Review by Hannah.

Jamal and Bibi have a dream to lead the Australian soccer team. First they have to leave Afghanistan and go through all the hurdles to get to Australia. They have to disguise themselves to get out. Theit mother is a teacher and their father is a taxi driver. By the end they reach Australia.

4.5/5 - I liked it - there were different problems to overcome.

The Lion and the Mouse and Other Aesop's Fables
The Lion and Mouse (Aesop's Fables). Reviewed by Daisy.

The lion finds a mouse and thinks he wants to eat it. The mouse tells the lion not to eat him and he will repay him. The lion laughs and let's him go. One day the lion is caught and tied up. The mouse saves him by chewing through the rope.

3/5 - It wasn't that funny and could be a bit longer.