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QGJS Greenaway Bookworms
London,
Group status: This week, we are looking at A Great Big Cuddle, The Wolves of Currumpaw, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Wild Animals of the North



We are a Year 5 and Year 6 class at Queen's Gate Junior School. We read and discuss the shortlisted books every Friday morning during special Greenaway lessons.

Mrs Scott and Miss Podavitte

Tidy by Ava
I quite enjoyed 'Tidy' and I found that the illustrations worked very well with the text. I think the topic is an interesting one, about how nothing i . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Ava
I am very fond of this book and the artistic style used. I think that some pages look a bit like comics but without propers borders between pictures. . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Ava
I really enjoyed reading this book, and even though it is targeted at younger children, I think it is suitable for all ages. The illustrations are ver . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Ava
I am very fond of Wild Animals of the North because I really like the art style and the way the book is written. The artist uses cubism in his work, w . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Ava
I quite liked Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone because it is very fascinating to compare the illustrator's ideas of what the characters look l . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Jimena
A Great Big Cuddle was an entertaining poem book. The layout was slightly distracting, but the illustrations were the correct size. The illustrations . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Jimena
The Wolves of Currumpaw was very boring and it felt never ending. The medium was appropriate and went well with the illustrations. The layout was dist . . .
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The Journey by Jimena
The Journey is a very touching book, which talks about immigration. The illustrations were not too detailed but did enhance the text. The layout was a . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Jimena
There is a Tribe of Kids is a very touching and very original book. The illustrations enhanced the text and were very detailed. On each page there was . . .
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The Journey by Amika
This book is heartwarming and very realistic. The illustrations are very unique and interesting and match the story perfectly. However, the story may . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Lexy
'There is a tribe of kids' is a wonderful book because there are so many different takes on it. You could read it as a simple storybook, but as you in . . .
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The Journey by Lara F
I liked the book 'The Journey'. It has a nice overall structure, the pictures enhance the text and the illustrations are drawn from an interesting per . . .
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The Journey by Ava
I really enjoyed 'The Journey' because of the pictures and the touching story. I liked the art style and I think it fits with the topic. I think the i . . .
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The Journey by Sofia
I think 'The Journey' is an excellent book with a very serious message. I quite like the illustrations of this book and I think the layout is rather e . . .
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The Journey by Melina
I really enjoyed 'The Journey'. I think that it is a very emotional book about a very serious theme. I quite like how the author writes and draws the . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Rosie
I liked the book 'There is a Tribe of Kids' because it had true collective nouns, for example a band of gorillas and a pod of wales. It was a fun book . . .
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Tidy by Rosie
I think Tidy is a very good book. This book has a moral to it: it is good to be tidy but don't lose control over it. When Pete kept on cleaning he was . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Alessa
The pictures in this book are really, really detailed, However, in my opinion, some of the pictures are rather disturbing. Overall, I think the illust . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Alessa
This book is very child friendly, the poems are very short, and may make some children giggle. The pictures are detailed, which enhances the text. Ove . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Alessa
I definitely liked this book because the illustrations are absolutely eye-catching and striking. The book contains good facts, and the pictures really . . .
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The Wolves of Currumpaw by Alessa
I think this book is very sad, and I think the pictures are very interesting. For 3/4 of the book, you have to understand the book from the pictures, . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Sofia
I think that ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’ is a great book for young readers and it is a really fun and educational story with a very unique message. . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Melina
I really liked 'There is a tribe of kids'. I thought that the text worked very well with the pictures, but the pictures mostly tell the story. I also . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Alexia
The book 'There is a Tribe of Kids' is a fun and sometimes sad book about a young boy (or girl) who is trying to find their tribe. I think it is inter . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Amika
I think that 'There was a Tribe of Kids' is a really heartwarming and emotional book. It has no obvious story line, but the pictures have everything t . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Lara F
I loved this book. I thought the layout and medium were extremely effective. The title was also very good because you thought it would be about a trib . . .
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Tidy by Lara F
I liked Tidy. it was a sweet book for all ages with a nice moral. I thought the media was appropriate and the layout was effective. I also enjoyed . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Ava
I really liked this book because of the regular pattern in the text and the artistic style. It is a very touching story abut a child who just wants to . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Alessa
I think this book is great. I like how the child is allowed to think whatever it thinks. It can be an elephant, a rock, a whale, etc. In the end the . . .
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Tidy by Valeria
'Tidy' is a lovely book, with colourful pictures but not a lot of writing. However, these pages aren't any ordinary pages they mean things, in other w . . .
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Tidy by Anjuli
I think 'Tidy' has a message that you can't be perfect and no one is perfect. I think 'Tidy' is a very good book: I love how it's about a badger named . . .
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Tidy by Alexia
The book 'Tidy' is a fun and interesting book in it's own amazing way. It's great how the pictures and the text fit together so well. Additionally, af . . .
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Tidy by Rayya
I really liked the book Tidy because it had many amazing and interesting ways of colour contrast and the pictures matched the writing, which I liked v . . .
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Tidy by sofia
I found Tidy a very entertaining and interesting story. It is an excellent book for younger readers and it really flows like a story. I found the illu . . .
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Tidy by Martha
I really liked Tidy because of all its different qualities. Firstly, the pictures are really detailed and informative and they really help explaining . . .
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Tidy by India
I believe that this is a very charming book. The idea and concept is lovely, and the characters match very well with the story. The illustrations are . . .
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Tidy by Jimena
Tidy is a memorable, excellent book for young children with a significant moral. However, I didn't quite like the layout as I found it quite distracti . . .
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Tidy by Lexy
I think 'Tidy' is a great book for younger readers. They would really get captivated by this marvellous book. It is funny and unique and the pictures . . .
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Tidy by Lara A
I think 'Tidy' is a very good book because it shows that a small badger can ruin a whole forest. I also really like the moral which is that sometimes . . .
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Tidy by Amika
This book is an excellent story that has an important message. It makes younger readers understand how bad it is to destroy habitat and the colourful . . .
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Tidy by Jameela
I thought that this book was amazing! I think the medium of wax crayons, linocut and acrylic paint went really well with the book. I really liked how . . .
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Tidy by Daniela
I really enjoyed this book because I really liked the illustrations even though the layout could be a little bit distracting at times. I loved the way . . .
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Tidy by Melina
This book is about a badger who is too tidy. It teaches you not to overdo what is already good and that nothing is perfect. The illustrations go very . . .
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QGS Carnegie Critics
London,
Brompton Library
London,
Super Seven Readers
Chelsea, London
Bousfield School
London,
 
Title: The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Illustrator: Mini Grey
Winning Year: 2007

You've read the rhyme, now find out what happens next in the astonishing tale of the dazzling Dish and Spoon duo, after they run away together.
 

 
 

Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett is a graduate of Brighton University and winner of the 2004 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. Wolves, her first picture book was published in August 2005 and marked the beginning of an internationally stellar career creating . .