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Scatty Noo

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Was read to me 20th March '19

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
Author: Jessica Townsend
Unfortunately we went into this book after a disappointing read of the first book The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Finding the first book hard to engage with and feeling detached from the 'fantasy' aspect it was undoubtedly a hard read. We managed to get to chapter 6 before we gave up. 
As stated in my review on the previous book I think it is merely down to the fact my daughter prefers 'real life' stories as opposed to fantasies. And I guess this is 'okay' as if we all liked the same thing it would be a very strange world! 

Was read to me 20th March '19

Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1
Author: Jessica Townsend
So, we won Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow on Toppsta and then realised there was the second book in the series. We purchased The Trials of Morrigan Crow so that we could read this first and then follow up with the second book.
Scarlett tried a few times to engage with the first book but struggled. She is 9, and according to the age category it should have suited her age. Eventually we sat and read the book allowed together. I had to agree with her that it was a hard book to get into. It was slow moving and didn't drag you in to the story immediately. Scarlett is loving the Cathy Cassidy series at the moment and I wander if the reason she didn't engage in this book is because they are a 2 different ends of the spectrum. 1 being set in the modern times, talking about schools, teenage love etc and the other being a fantasy set in a different world. I think, for both of us (mother and daughter!) there is something about the book being 'believable'. In this case The Trials of Morrigan Crow was a little detached from reality and a bit far fetched. Maybe we just don't have great imaginations! I can however see how it would appeal to other children. However, storyline aside I did think the book was written very well and was very descriptive.

Was read to me 9th January '19

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
Author: Liz Pichon
its good but not as some of the other books I have read, it didn't really enjoy it as it wasn't as interesting as the rest. tom and derek play a dog zombies gig at the leafy green old people home and it goes quite well. 
I like the way the book was written, it looks good inside and the words are written prettily. I have read all the Tom Gates books now

I read this book 9th January '19

The World's Worst Children 3
Author: David Walliams
This was the first worlds worst children book I have read. I think the stories are hilarious! It was gross like when the boy made a triangle of bogies, eventually he ended up turning into a giant bogie!. There was a giant baby called Herbert which was really funny.  It was good because I love David Walliams. The characters in the book were very funny and every story was different. Raj was also in some of the stories and I like the way David Walliams writes him into all the books he writes. 
I read this book then mummy bought it as an audio book so she could listen to it in the car with us (because secretly mummy loves David Walliams too!)

I read this book 9th January '19

Shine On, Daizy Star
Author: Cathy Cassidy
daizy star starts of with a happy family until her dad has a crazy idea... the characters are daizy,pixie (her little sis)Becca(her big sis)her dad and her mum. the book was thrilling and exciting and they left a cliff hanger for the next book....