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I read this book 15th February '19

Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend: World Book Day 2019
Author: Jeff Kinney
I really enjoyed this book because it was extremely funny. I have already read a 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' book so I knew about the two main characters. Normally Greg writes the books because he is the Wimpy Kid but in this book his best friend Rowley writes everything. Greg and Rowley have some really great adventures but Greg is sometimes mean to Rowley and plays lots of tricks on him. My favourite character in the book was Bampy who is Rowley's grandad because all he says is 'Bampy' really loudly. Part of the book had Greg and Rowley's comic series Zoo-Wee Mama! This was the best bit because it was hilarious. The pictures in the book are all in black and white and pretty funny. I also really liked all the titles to the different chapters. I highly recommend this book to any 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' fan.

I read this book 6th February '19

LEGO Minifigure Mayhem (World Book Day 2019)
Authors: Beth Davies , Helen Murray
This book is awesome! It is a really fun book which explains the stories behind loads of different minifigures. There are lots of amazing pictures and Mini Facts as well as some really funny jokes. There are even some challenges to do too. My favourite challenge was building a tower of minifigures because it was great fun. At the end of the book there is a quiz which tests your knowledge of the minifigures you have read about. It also shows you how to make a display stand for your favourite minifigures. It is great to see more details about all of the minifigures and I highly recommend this book to any Lego fan.

Was read to me 5th February '19

Captain Pug
Author: Laura James Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans
This is the first book in a series of stories about a lovely little dog called Pug. He is extremely fond of jam tarts but no so fond of water. Having previously read Pirate Pug we were already fans of Pug and his owner Lady Miranda. In this story Lady Miranda has a birthday party on the boating lake to go to so she decides to make Pug a Captain and finds him a suitable outfit. Their day starts off well enough but when Pug gets distracted by a picnic basket everything gets a bit mixed up. Lady Miranda has to try and catch up with Pug as he goes on an amazing adventure with lots of boats and lots of water. This book has some lovely characters, colourful illustrations and the writing is a good size. We loved reading it and will definitely seek out more of Pug's adventure stories.

Was read to me 29th January '19

Claude Best in Show: World Book Day 2019
Author: Alex T. Smith
We are all big fans of Claude having read quite a few books from the main series. Claude is a lovely dog who has some fantastical adventures with his best friend Sir Bobblysock (the sock). In this short story Claude and Sir Bobblysock come across a sign for a dog show offering shiny medals as prizes. They are both extremely excited by the idea and start daydreaming about what they would do with their medals if they won. Then Claude suddenly realises they have a big problem - the show is for pet dogs and they don't have one or even know one! Before Sir Bobblysock can help guide his best friend to the right conclusion Claude hits upon a fantastical idea to save the day. He uses his trusty beret to find just what he needs and the two of them set off for the dog show. They meet the judge of the show Mr. Jack Russell and have an exciting time trying their very best to win some shiny medals to take home. We really enjoyed reading this book and it definitely made us laugh. There are some brilliant characters and lots of wonderful red, white and black pictures. We highly recommend reading it and the rest of the Claude series!

Was read to me 27th January '19

Ten Little Bookworms: World Book Day 2019
Author: Mike Brownlow Illustrator: Simon Rickerty
This is an amazing book which brings many story time favourites together in one fun tale. Ten little bookworms all go on a magic adventure and discover lots of different characters from classic stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. They also find Robots, Superheroes, Aliens, Dinosaurs and other familiar characters from other books in the 'Ten Little...' series. The pictures are very immersive and colourful making you feel like you are part of the action. The story shows you just how much fun you can have when you open a book or ten and we really enjoyed reading it.