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Katie-birmingham

3 children aged 9, 5 & 0.
Joined December 2014

Favourite book EVER is The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
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My Timeline - September 2015 Follow

Wrote a Review 4th September '15

Book pages The Deadly 7
The Deadly 7
MicahW read it aged 6
I was looking forward to reading this book as it was about monsters. It wasn't a scary book. Nelson is the main character, and his sister goes missing in a school trip. His mom and dad leave Nelson with his uncle, and got to look for his sister. His uncle works at a cathedral, and when Nelson is there he finds an old machine that gets rid of the seven deadly sins from a person, but as monsters. On accident Nelson ends up extracting the sins from himself, so ends up with 7 monsters who are smelly and ugly. They become his new friends and help him from a plan to get his sister back. It was a funny book, and on the first page of the book there was a warning about the book and this made me laugh. So knew I would enjoy it as I was already laughing on the first page. There were a few big words I had to ask my mom what they were or meant, but the rest of the book I could read with ease on my own.  There is adventure, it was exciting, great for both girls and boys. It was different to anything I've read before and I didn't want to put it down. I would definitely recommend it.

Wrote a Review 13th September '15

Book pages Charlie and Lola: We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog
Charlie and Lola: We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
My children love this book as they love Charlie and Lola. My daughter who is 2 enjoys listening to the story and my 6year old son enjoys reading it. In this book, Lola knows lots about dogs, loves them and really wants one.  They go to the park with their friend Marv and his dog Sizzles, and Lola wants to look after his dog. The illustrations are the same as on the tv, it's silly and funny with the characters off the tv programme in the book as well, like Lotta.

Wrote a Review 15th September '15

Book pages The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book
The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
This book is a new favourite in our household. We have the snail and the whale book, so the children love this one, as they know the story. This is a magnet book version of the snail and the whale story, with lots of fun activities to keep the children entertained. It comes with a special mini edition of the snail and the whale and over 80 magnets. On each page there is a different fun game or activity to do using the magnets, such as using the magnets to fill the harbour and match the magnets to their shadows. My 2year old and 6year old both enjoy the book, so great for different ages. Love that it comes in a little case with a clasp and has a handle so the children can carry it. You can also get the Gruffalo magnet book.

Wrote a Review 21st September '15

Book pages What's the Time, Clockodile?: A clickety-clackety clock book!
What's the Time, Clockodile?: A clickety-clackety clock book!
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
This is a lovely book that helps learn about the time. It comes with a clock in the book, and you can move the hands, which make a clicking noise. I looked at the book with my 2year old and 6 year old, and they both enjoyed it. My daughter loved playing with the clock, and it encouraged her to ask me about times. She wanted me to show her what 2 o' clock or 6 o'clock looked like, etc. My son enjoyed it, he liked reading the pages and putting the click to the time it said on each page. I liked that it told you the digital time on each page as well as the time on the normal clock. I have used the book with just my 6year old, where we have just used the clock, and I ask him to put the click to certain times. A very good book, will get plenty of use.

Wrote a Review 24th September '15

Book pages Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
MicahW read it aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
I've read this book with my 2 and 6 year old, and my 6year old has read this on his own. The children enjoyed this, as they have a couple of jack and beanstalk books, but this story was slightly different, so my 6year old liked that. This version of the story featured a giantess who feeds Jack, and hides him when her husband comes home. I liked at the end of the book, it gives you some information about the story. Mentions the date of the oldest version of jack and the beanstalk, and where the saying fi fo and fum is from. The illustrations are lovely, bright and colourful. This version wasn't as long as the other ones we have, but for my 2year old that was a good thing, as with her age, long books don't tend to get finished. A lovely book we all enjoyed.

Wrote a Review 24th September '15

Book pages Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog
Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog
I read it to AvaW aged 2
Pip and Posy are good friends. Posy goes to stay at Pip's house, they have lots of fun, but at bedtime she realises she didn't bring her favourite toy that she takes to bed. Pip tries to find different things for Posy to take to bed instead. In the end Pip ends up giving Posy his favourite teddy he normally takes to bed. This book was lovely, and sweet and teaches children about friendships and sharing. My 2 year old loves it, and the illustrations are great as usual, very colourful. There are no rhymes in this book, but that doesn't make a difference. There are different Pip and Posy books you can get as well.

Wrote a Review 27th September '15

Book pages The Adventures of Long Arm
The Adventures of Long Arm
MicahW read it aged 6
An ordinary school boy, Ricky, ends up with one very long arm after a mad toilet-cleaning accident where his arm gets stuck in the u-bend. The super hero long arm is born. This book is so funny and very silly. It was easy to read, the chapters were a decent length and I liked the funny black and white illustrations. I think boys will enjoy it more than girls. I liked at the end of the book, the authors Sam and Mark answered questions asked by long arm, which were interesting. We found out what super power they would like, what they would like to invent, etc. It didn't take me long to read, as it was a good read, I wanted to keep reading and find out what would happen next

Wrote a Review 27th September '15

Book pages The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
The Mouse Who Reached the Sky
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
This is a lovely story about a mouse who sees something red and shiny hanging in the tree. He can't reach it, so he enlists the help of his friends mole and rabbit. Each of them think the object in the tree is a different thing, and together they try to reach it and discover what it really is. It's a lovely story about sharing and working together. The illustrations were great, and My 2year old loved this book because of the elements of discovery; there were cut outs in the pages where you could see through to the next page, pages you had to lift up, and she enjoyed getting involved.

Wrote a Review 28th September '15

Book pages How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury: Book 12
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury: Book 12
MicahW read it aged 6
This is book 12 of the 'how to train your dragon' books. I haven't read all the previous books, but I have read a couple of the first ones. I think it's a great book for all ages, and I found it very hard to out down, once I started reading it. In this book, it is doomsday, wither humans or dragons will be wiped out. Alvin the treacherous has been chosen to be the new king, which will mean bad things for then dragons. A you g boy Hiccup has the fate of the dragon world in his hand, as he wants to save them. He has battles to face, to see if he will be the hero and if the dragons will survive. This book was very gripping, moving and very funny. It was a really good ending to the series, and a great book I would recommend

Wrote a Review 29th September '15

Book pages Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go
Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
This is a great book which explores seasons, through following the life cycle of a tree through the different seasons. The book is very simple, but helps the children learn about seasons and recognise the signs of the different ones. The illustrations are fantastic and very detailed and colourful which held my daughters attention. My 2 year old loved the cut outs in the pages, where she could see different animals. This is a rhyming text, it reads easily