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Swanshurst School Greenaway Group
Birmingham,
Group status: Next Meetings: Yr 7 - Monday 10th June, Yr 8+ - Tuesday 11th June.



Year 7 - Monday Lunchtimes; Year 8+ - Tuesday Lunchtimes

To be decided!

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Manahil
The thing I like about the pictures is that how the illustrator shows both sides of the pictures like he shows the wolf and then he shows the inside o . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Aisha A
The picture I like the most is the one where the wolf is getting shot and you can see the duck and the mouse in the wolfs stomach. I like how she done . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Neha
I really like the colour contrast and the fact that the writer has used dark colors for the background and light colors mostly white for the actual pi . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Fahiza
I like the book a lot and the light how they made it dark and light to show the lights on. I think that the fish and the moon reminds me of the grandp . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Hafsah K
I like the pictures because they have a rich variety of subdued colours I like the way they are pencil drawings coloured in Photoshop. My favourite il . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Manahil K
I like how the pictures look so magical and my favourite picture is the first one because it looks like he is imagining it. I like how they use differ . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Aisha A
The book "ocean meets the sky" has a really different structure where the boy is dreaming about his grand dad and the colours are really nice. I think . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Iman
It is a great book and it can inspire a lot of kids to make their own and kids will enjoy it rather then sitting at home on there phones they could . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Neha
The book "ocean meets the sky" has a really different structure where the boy is dreaming about his grand dad and the colours are really nice and eye . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Markeyliea
In this book there are very nice pictures and the author uses the colours of the pictures to paint the story in our imagination and let's us put emoti . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Jessica
Most of the pictures are pencil drawing coloured in Photoshop. However the pictures are very detailed and accurate in terms of colouring, there are lo . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Seemal
I really like this book and I will definitely recommend this to everyone. It is amazing and it is full of imagination it is magical. My favourite pict . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Zaineb
I like the story because it shows that he likes his family and his family is important for him. I love the pictures I h . . .
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Ocean Meets Sky by Meyasa
What I like about the pictures is they are very colourful and really creative it looks like they put a lot of thought in it. I like the way the yello . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Hafsa H
This is a really good book as this sort of answers the question on why wolves howl at the moon, the duck and mouse weren't really digested as that wou . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Markeyliea
This book is a good book to read to kids and the pictures are very kiddish but very unique also some pictures seem to have a meaning and remind me of . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Shaheen
The book was really good and is great story to tell your kids. I think the story uses foreshadowing the reason why I think that is because first the w . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Fiza
I like that the book is different to other books normally in a book the pictures are in colour but this book contains pictures that are drawn in penci . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Iman
My review is about how the book is so soft and the textures is good for a 4 year old child and how it is created and the way it is presented And it is . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Sadia
I really like the pictures because it has good detail and they show that what they are doing. The wolf and the duck and mouse when he is at the back a . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Nabilah
I think that they are really good because they have different styles on each picture. I don't like the word because some of the don't rhyme. Also the . . .
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Fahiza
I like the story a lot and you should not judge someone with there personalities. The thing I like about the books pictures is the sketchy and rough s . . .
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The Lost Words by Aisha A
I like the book because it is interesting. . . .
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The Day War Came by Jessica
Most of the pictures are done by pencil crayons. There is a lot of white and a couple of other colours like green and brown. The writing is very short . . .
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The Lost Words by Sumaiyah
I think it's a very imaginative book it's really realistic detailed and natural also, it blends really well. Most of the pictures are natural. Some pi . . .
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The Lost Words by Markeyliea
In this book the writer uses various techniques to make the book enjoyable. On the front cover the the birds are seen flying in one direction like th . . .
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The Lost Words by Jessica
The pictures are very attractive since the colour of it is bright and they blend in very well. All the pictures are very interesting because they are . . .
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The Lost Words by Aliya
I think that the images were realistic detailed and natural and must have took a long time to do. They use gold leaf in every image maybe to show it's . . .
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The Lost Words by Shaheen
It think the book was really good the age was not a good decision because I think 3 year olds would get bored of it, it should be 12 and over. The boo . . .
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The Lost Words by Fahiza
O: otter W: waves L: lark . . .
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The Lost Words by Zaineb
I liked her drawing because it's interesting and it makes you want to learn more about nature and about birds if I was going to give her stars I'll gi . . .
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The Lost Words by Fahiza
I liked the book and it's creative also detailed. I think the pictures are detailed and creative also she went on the pictures like she hits the light . . .
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The Lost Words by Nadia
I think the pictures are interesting but the pictures are natural like golden leaf. The images that is nice it has watercolour paints and has every go . . .
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The Lost Words by Sadia
I liked the pictures they were really outstanding. The pictures are about creatures. I liked the otters because they are famous. I like the way it is . . .
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The Lost Words by Fiza
I think this is a very imaginative book it's really nice. The pictures are creative they are colourful and neat I don't like that some pictures look d . . .
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The Lost Words by Seemal
I like the pictures because they have a lot of detail. My favourite illustration is the Raven as it has a lot of detail and it is quite realistic. I a . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Basma
The pictures was awesome and funny. Uses of vocabulary and little commas, full stops and etc. There were small words but reader can tell what is happe . . .
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The Day War Came by Seemal
I like the pictures because they have shown war as they wanted to and it is very old styled. The facial expressions match to the book. The simple draw . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Aliya
The pictures are very creative, colourful, original and unique. The thing I like about the images they are very bright and eye catching. In the images . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Nabilah
I say that this is an exciting book because it can be for an bedtime story also you can also read this in the car when you are on a journey to make i . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Neha
The pictures are really attractive since the colours are very bright and they are contrasting and they blend in really well. All the pictures reflect . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Aisha A
I like the picture because the colour are really bright and they are contrasting and they blend in really well. She uses the watercolour to show they . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Manahil K
The picture I like is the one with the fish, where it is giving him the necklace and then after the Nana is dressed like the fish and giving him a nec . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Hafsah K
I like the pictures because they are very colourful and the watery theme really suits the pictures and the book. The style of the pictures are full of . . .
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The Day War Came by Nabilah
I found this book interesting because the writer has made the pictures as a kid has drawn them and the girls facial expression makes the reader feel s . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Nabilah
I love this story because there is this character called piggy who runs away and meets a new friend also this book is great because you can learn diff . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Nabilah
I say that this book is really interesting because tells you stuff that happened in the olden times when we not born and when you are in history you c . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Nabilah
I like book because it is very interesting the most best part about the story is the pictures because you have an understanding about it. Also I would . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Seemal
I like the pictures because they are really creative and full of ideas. They also have a lot of imagination in them. It is really nice and bright and . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Kother
The pictures are very detailed and it tells a story just by using pictures which I think is really good they are also very colourful. I think the mess . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Nadia
I think about the pictures they are really colorful and fluid. She is clever by using the same pattern as her clothes and she is using the same colou . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Fahiza
I really like the book and I also like mermaids and I want to be one. I like when the Nana is the fish and we find out at the end and I don't dislike . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Fiza
I think the book is wonderful it's about imagination and what you want to be when you grow up. It shows people that imagination is important!! The pi . . .
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Julian is a Mermaid by Basma
The book was very interesting. It was described all by the pictures. It was funny. It hasn't got so much writing but I can explain what is happening b . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Sadia
I like that the pictures have details and good decoration.The style is really good and the colour is really stylish and really fancy. . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Fiza
I think the suffragette book is a lovely entertaining book it tells you that you have the right to succeed never give up! I like that the pictures sho . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Nadia
I like the pictures because it show lots of modernness and they have good gaze and body language and also the people look realistic and want the pictu . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Manahil M
The battle for equality is an awesome book describing the adventures And actions of some very incredible and powerful young women known as the suffrag . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Seemal
I like the pictures because of the style the illustration is done in an old fashioned way. There old fashioned which makes it look close to reality.I . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Liya
I love this book because it is non fiction and it gives you lots of information I love the pictures. . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Meyasa
I like the pictures because they are fighting for their rights which everyone should have and I like the style as well the kind of clothes they wear o . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Markeyliea
I like that the pictures are stylised and the author made the pictures unique and they have there own touch I think the pictures go with the date in t . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Aliya
The pictures look like very old because of there clothing. One of the pictures shows two policemen each policeman is holding a suffragettes hand the s . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Iman
I think I would read this kind of book and it is really interesting it shows how the woman felt and the men were not doing the right thing by shutting . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Rahmin
The first thing I really liked about this book is that the pictures are actually RELEVANT to what the book is saying. The images really reflect the si . . .
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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by Shaheen
The author stylised his drawing I think he used the right age but there is too much writing I think that would make them feel bored and just get done . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Aliya
I think the pictures are really good. She describes the story through the pictures. When the boy is talking to the pig the background look likes jail . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Manahil K
Maria Gulemetova describes the situation through the pictures and the colours. On one of the pictures the wall paper looks like bars and it seems like . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Naima
I find this novella interesting and deep because I understand the way the character piggy is feeling and how he feels trapped around Thomas because he . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Neha
Maria Gulemetova describes the situation through the pictures and colours and the small speech used. She used dark colours which creates isolated effe . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Iman
It looks like Thomas has isolated piggy and when piggy is outside it looked like he had just received freedom from Thomas. I think Thomas is a self . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Hafsah K
I like the fact that the pictures are simple to show how powerful it is. I don't like that the pictures are dark this shows that they mean a lot. In t . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Aisha A
She tells the story by the pictures and the colours. . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Shaheen
I like the pictures because it shows when piggy is sad it uses dark and dull colours. When piggy is with Thomas he always feel left out and faces his . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Hafsa H
The book has a really good moral to it though it wouldn't let your younger siblings read it if you are having too fun bossing them around it also show . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Mariea
I think that this is a good book for children because it shows that their freedom is important and if you feel isolated then you should do something a . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Seemal
The pictures are trying to show he is trapped she has done that by adding dark colours. I do not like them as there dark colours it looks like the wa . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Assia
Piggy was never free because the boy always try to boss him around. Piggy always try to play beyond the fence but then he finds a wild pig then the pi . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Safiah
I think that the pictures are very interesting and goes well with the story. I like that the story will make children think about what the story is b . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Sadia
I think that the pictures are really colourful but I dislike that the picture didn't have a door or background. Piggy is forced to be his friend but I . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Nadia
I think about the pictures are dull and begin to deploy more exciting pictures. Piggy is sad and always his head behind to Thomas and Thomas makes him . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Manahil
So, I think the pictures are extremely beautiful and very creative and easily make you imagine where the author got the idea for this story. At the st . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Sarah B
It was dark and gloomy when he wasn't free when he had freedom the colours were bright. When Thomas had his cousin over he forgets Piggy and once Pigg . . .
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Beyond the Fence by Meyasa
There were no doors and windows which made Piggy look trapped. Piggy always looks sad and always his head back to Thomas and Thomas makes himself a li . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Manahil K
The pictures have very detailed patterns and the colours are used effectively. The tricky thing about is that you have to guess what the animals are. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Neha
The colours were really efficiently used that we could tell that it would have set in the forest. The pictures use a lot of pattern and the pictures a . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Aisha A
I think the pictures are very interesting and very nice. The colours were really effectively used that we could tell that it would have set in the for . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Hafsah K
I like the pictures because they are intricate and very detailed but I don't like it when it has no blanks because it feels like a dark and moody tone . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Hawa
I like this book because the pictures explain to me about the how the story is and l think that books is good for learning about the animals. . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Shaheen
The pictures are very detailed and has lots of patterns and she uses rich colours. I think it's too much there's just a lot. To make it better I think . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Manahil
I think the pictures are extremely creative and well made by the illustrator or whoever had the idea or drew the pictures themselves because they're t . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Fahiza
I liked the book and it made me think about it. I think the pictures are imaginary and makes you to read more about it and the pictures are good becau . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Nadia
In this book the pictures are really creative to make the pages stand out and the pictures shows that the day has been really scary and gloomy which m . . .
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You're Safe With Me by Fiza
The book is nice and inspiring you can tell because of the colours. It's good for little children because if they are afraid or had nightmares this st . . .
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The Day War Came by Iman
The book was great it made think about people who have fought for us in the war to save or country. It might try to show how some people don't have en . . .
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The Day War Came by Hafsa
Good book and is very inspiring even if it is about chairs, who knew a book about something so little could do big things like start a campaign. I lov . . .
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The Day War Came by Markeyliea
The pictures were very good and explained everything that was happening in the book also in some pictures her facial expressions changed to fit the th . . .
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The Day War Came by Rahmin
This book is really good because it really symbolises the 21st century by showing the bombs and war. It gives young kids pictures that they may be abl . . .
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The Day War Came by Shaheen
I think that the book was good. But I don't think it should be for four and over because that's too young they might get scared of the picture and the . . .
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The Day War Came by Fahiza
I like this book because it's trying to tell us that to be kind and help each other. The pictures show you clues about the war. Before the girls were . . .
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The Day War Came by Fiza A
I like the book because the message is important it's hope! Hope is important because you need to believe it. Hope is the only thing to help you succe . . .
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The Day War Came by Amy
The pictures are really good. The pictures are different because the girl is sad because there was no space left in the classroom so she left. . . .
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The Day War Came by Zaineb F
The book is telling us that you should never give up. I think the picture are matching the story and I think she tried her picture to look like a chil . . .
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The Day War Came by Aleesha H
I think the pictures look colourful and they also look interesting also they have used different colours. They are different sizes and shapes in the p . . .
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The Day War Came by Nadia H
I like this because it is showing lots of hope and has lots colour in the drawings and it is so interesting for year three to read this book. The pic . . .
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The Day War Came by Kother
The illustrator has used similar picture in the page to make it connect that made it more effective. It first started when the girl was in school she . . .
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The Day War Came by Liya
I like the pictures because they are like a child drew them. The pictures show that she is happy at the start and sad at the end. . . .
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The Day War Came by Sarah M
I think the pictures have life meanings, I like them because they are understanding for children. They show the differences from how happy she was the . . .
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The Day War Came by Basma
The book I have read is "The Day War Came".This book is really interesting and it has fun in it. It explain all about the war coming, including pictur . . .
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The Day War Came by Meyasa K
So I think that this book is soooo interesting and such a heart touching book. What I think about the pictures are they are very sad and heart break . . .
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Wheelers Lane Primary School
Kings Heath,
Woodstock Book Club
Birmingham,
Kings Heath Boys
Kings Heath, Birmingham
Wheelers Book Club
BGirmingham ,
Which book would you like to win the Greenaway Medal this year?

The Day War Came
Ocean Meets Sky
Beyond the Fence
The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse
Julian is a Mermaid
You're Safe With Me
The Lost Words
Suffragette: The Battle for Equality
   
 
Title: Shackleton's Journey
Illustrator: William Grill
Winning Year: 2015

In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in the deadly
 

 
 

Eric Fan and Terry Fan

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, c . .

 

 

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