Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


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Joined October 2018

Favourite book EVER is Carbonel
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Was read to me 9th February '19

Oi Frog!
Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Jim Field
This is my 3 year old daughters new favourite book. She loves stories that rhyme so I expected her to enjoy it. She joins in with the rhyming words and sits still all the way through as she completely engrossed. The illustrations are bright and funny, particularly the final picture which makes my 3 year old daughter laugh out loud every time! She does wonder why the animals can't just take turns sitting in the mat though! 

Was read to me 7th February '19

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
This is one of our favourite books in both English and Welsh. I am currently learning to speak Welsh and my daughters attend a Welsh medium school. I know the story very well from reading the English version, so although I don't understand all of the words I can put emphasis in the correct places to keep my daughters interested. The illustrations are beautiful and give us plenty to talk about while we are reading. It is very well written and has the same rhythmic, rhyming quality as the English version. My daughters have enjoyed this book so much that I intend to buy other Julia Donaldson books in Welsh too. 

Was read to me 22nd December '18

Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups
Author: Lauren Child
Me and my seven year old daughter both thoroughly enjoyed Hubert Horatio How to Raise your Grown-ups. The illustrations and quirky layouts were very engaging and the story was beautifully written. My daughter loved the characters and thought they were introduced very well in the first few chapters. She enjoyed the humour and the mystery of the story and wanted to read it again as soon as we'd finished! She would find this book difficult to read alone at the moment because there are some quite difficult words, but it's a good challenge for her. 

I read this book 18th December '18

Adventures in Space
Author: Simon Tyler
This book is all about space and astronomy. It has lots of information in it. The black pages and white writing make it look different to my other books. I like the pictures. I think I will like it more when I'm a bit older. I think it is a bit hard to read. It will be good for my homework. (Ezri, age 7)

Was read to me 9th October '18

Room on the Broom
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
I've read this book to my daughters so many times I can recite it by heart. My two eldest daughters always ask for this as a bedtime story. An exciting story full of magic and generosity. We love everything about this book; beautiful illustrations, rhyming text and fantastic characters.