Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


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Was read to me 2nd February '19

First Baby Days: Bath Time: A book that changes colour in water
Author: Pat-a-Cake Illustrator: Mojca Dolinar
I had not come across a colour changing book before and was pleasantly suprised. Inside all the pages were without colour and as I put the book in water, the colour appeared. My older nephew was intruiged about how the colour changed and has since wanted to use it himself in the bath and has aptly re named it the magic colour book. It is very colourful and bright with minimum words and would be an ideal 1st bathtime book. My children both liked reading the book in the bath and they could understand the words and knew what the animals were.
The first time I used it, I noticed a bit of soapy residue when i took it out of the water but after usin again, I haven't noticed that problem.

Was read to me 25th November '18

Grandpa Christmas
Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Jim Field
This book was read by myself to Dawoud aged 4. Although Dawoud liked this book,he did lose interest halfway and I found myself reading parts and skipping a bit. I think Dawoud understood the message about looking after the earth but the book was a bit long for him.
Hanna also read the book and enjoyed it so much, she wanted to read it again with her grandad. Hanna particularly liked the part where grandad was recalling Mia helping him in the garden as she could relate. She also loved the illustrations and understood the message of the book as she had been learning about caring after the earth in school. Both children loved the ending with the family having a hug and remembering grandad through his letter.

Was read to me 9th November '18

How Airports Work
Authors: Lonely Planet Kids , Clive Gifford Illustrator: James Gulliver Hancock
Contributor: Tom Cornell
We loved this book in our house! I have give it 5 stars as all the children enjoyed reading about the different stages from boarding to how how baggage is collected from a conveyer belt. Dawoud particularly liked the page showing inside the areoplane as the pages opened up. The pages had information on them, some which was aimed for older children but the kids who could read enjoyed it.
Overall, this book was a great read.

Was read to me 6th November '18

Lunch on a Pirate Ship
Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Kristina Stephenson
This book is in rhyme which is always a favourite and the theme of pirates is what made Aman pick this book up. The illustrations are bright and colourful and the story was a good read. The main character is a young boy who doesn't want to eat his dinner and meets pirates to have lunch on a pirate ship but go on an adventure.
I rate this book 5 stars because my nephews liked the pirates helping the boy and wanted to read thia book again.

Was read to me 26th October '18

Mrs Blackhat
Authors: Mick Inkpen , Chloe Inkpen
Initally this book did not catch my eye as it was very grey but that all changed when I read it to the children and the story was a great read. It is written in rhyme but at times, was a lot to read on a page and I had to read slowly to get words out coherently.
This book teaches that it's okay to be different and we loved the ending.
Overall, the children recieved the book well and wanted to read it again.