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readerfrombrighton

2 children aged 10 & 6.
Joined April 2015

Favourite book EVER is Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery AND The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Entered a Giveaway 18th July '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Boy Underwater
For Ages
9, 10, 11, 12 & 13
No. of Copies
11
End Date
14th Aug '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 22nd June '18

Book pages Mr Gum and the Power Crystals
Mr Gum and the Power Crystals
I read it to Piglet aged 6
Reading this book was a bit of mix of emotions as it is the last of Mr Gum books to read with my son. He has massively enjoyed them all and giggles all the way through. However, I have been informed that we can just read them all again, so my son is not too downhearted about finishing the series!

As with other Mr Gum books, this features familiar characters Polly (the young plucky girl who is the heroine of the stories), Alan Taylor the gingerbread man with electric muscles, Spirit of the Rainbow and of course, Mr Gum himself. In this book we also get to meet Old Granny, in this mysterious tale of the power crystals, their connection to a windmill and Pollys attempts to save her village, Lamonic Bibber. It really is a crazy tale that is full of quirky language, and a plot that defies normal story telling conventions. Definitely a read for those who enjoy funny phrases and unusual plot twists. My son has truly loved all of these tales, and we will now console ourselves with having read them all by picking up some Roald Dahl and David Walliams books and working our way through those. 

Wrote a Review 22nd June '18

Book pages Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book
Football School: The Amazing Quiz Book
Bobbin read it aged 10
My son has recently got into football, and has read one of the other books from this series, so I thought that he would like this book. There are a number of chapters on various football related topics. Each has a two page introduction to the topic followed by several pages of questions with multiple answers to choose the correct answer from.

Initially he found it a bit frustrating - as a bit of a fact fiend, and as someone who does not know much about football, he found the format difficult because he had to keep going to the back of the book to find out the answers. If he had known more about football, he might have instead found the book challenging in a good way! He would have also preferred to have a book full of facts which he could read, absorb and learn.

Having said all that, he has since receiving the book, returned to it a number of times and has taken it to School to show and share with his friends. I think the format doesn’t really suit my son  and he has asked me to get more books from this series as he is very keen to learn more about football.

Entered a Giveaway 16th May '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity
For Ages
7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
No. of Copies
11
End Date
5th Jun '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 25th May '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World
For Ages
9, 10 & 11
No. of Copies
1
End Date
19th Jun '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom