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St James CE Primary School
East Hanney,

Slog's Dad by David Almond, reviewed by Edward Record
The illustrations are detailed very well so it catches your eye and draws you in. It is also happy and sad at the same time because of the layout of events. This particular story is harder to read and more complex than normal books, so I think it would be ideal for 10-14 years. The layout of the book combines metaphors and comic strips with complex words.
Posted on: 30 May 2012



Solomon Crocodile reviewed by sam
I love the illistrations and the choice of colours.The illistrations are precic.Yet the laugaug is repettive.I think the book should get 5/5.I think everyone should read it because he's put all the writing laugaug together.
Posted on: 30 May 2012



There are no cats in this book reviewed by Ella and katie
This book has alot of humerous sections featured in this eye-catching childrens story.There are also lots of facinatingly intence and creative detailed pictures aswell. We love the writers use of language it fits into the story nicely. Lastly the book suits pre-school childern perfectly with all the comical and easy use of text. We give this book 10/10 it's fantastic, and we recomend you to read it!
Posted on: 30 May 2012



The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy, reviewed by Lucy Evans
The beautiful and unique pictures really create a simplistic yet pretty image, which ties into the language; it has a calm feel to it, yet the description still gives you a vivid picture of the story and imprints it into your brain. People of all ages would love this book; It has great longevity and will be enjoyed by many generations to come. I give this book 5/5 because it is a great book to help you unwind. Reviewed by Lucy Evans.
Posted on: 30 May 2012



'Wolf Won't Bite' by Emily Gravett, reviewed by Polly Carey and Anna Berryman
I like the way it's written and the text type because the kids are drawn to the writing not only the pictures. The illustrations are really colourful and lively. I like they way it looks painted and it's layed out nicely. Also I like the comical side of it. The way she uses the language is good for younger children because it is repetitive. This book would be good for ages 3-6 years because it's repetitive and they would join in with the story. Overall it is a good start for young readers to get in to reading.
Posted on: 30 May 2012



Cloud Tea Monkeys by Juan Wijngaard
Aimee loved the different pictures and Rachel loved the colours that were used. Lucy enjoyed learning about Indian culture. Freya loved it that the main characters were monkeys and Gabriel liked all of the pictures.
Posted on: 17 Jun 2011



The Heart and The Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
Aimee loved the bright colours in this book, as did Lucy. Freya also enjoyed the illustrations and Gabriel liked the whole story. Rachel loved the heart.
Posted on: 17 Jun 2011



Me and You by Anthony Browne
We would give this book 8/10 and think it would be good for people who don't like reading too much as most of the story is in the pictures. Freya likes the comparison between the happy bear family on one side of the page and scared Goldilocks on the other side. Aimee likes the colours- one side of the page is bright and happy, and the other side is dull and gloomy. Rachel likes the colours as well. Lucy thinks it's a nice re- mix of the traditional tale, 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Gabriel likes this version better than the traditional tale because this one is a bit more grown up.
Posted on: 19 May 2011



Big Bear, Little Brother- Carl Norac
This book is fantastic but quite sad at the end. We would give it 8 and out 10. Aimee liked it when the bear saved the little boy. Lucy really liked the colour palatte used for the pictures- it is quite calm. Rachel liked it when the boy was in the polar bear's arms. Freya liked the part where big bear made sure that the ice was thick enough and the little boy trusted him. Gabriel liked the bit where Minik was on the bear's belly when they were sliding down the hill.
Posted on: 05 May 2011



Ernest by Catherine Rayner
We loved this book as well! We would give it 10/10. Aimee liked the alliteration- "shimmy, shuffle and shunt". Gabriel liked the big page at the back when Ernest can finally fit into the book. Freya liked the page where the chipmunk is trying to pull Ernest into the book. Rachel liked the big page at the end because it looks handmade. And Lucy likes the chipmunk- he is her favourite character in the book because he is very cute!
Posted on: 28 Apr 2011



Jim- a Cautionary Tale by Hilaire Belloc and Mini Grey
We loved this book! We would give it 9/10. Gabriel liked the part where Jim got eaten. Lucy liked the pop up parts because they made it feel like you were in the story. Freya loved the pop up lion!
Posted on: 28 Apr 2011



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