Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Word Witch

By Margaret Mahy
Published by: Harper Collins
Published year: 2009
Genre: Poetry
Rating: 4/5

"Be a hero - read to a younger child". I read Dashing Dog, Clowns and Hide and Seek in a Dark House to Kenzi who sometimes comes into our class after school.

My opinion and review:

I thought that the poems I read to Kenzi were quite cool and I think Kenzi had a particular favourite - Hide and Seek in a Dark House - because she asked me to read it twice. I think that maybe the reason she liked this poem is because it is quite cool and really descriptive about where the person is hiding and it seems a bit scary but not really. I think that these poems would be suitable for people 5+ because they aren't very hard to understand and I think Kenzi understood them quite well. 

Charlie & The Chocolate factory

By Roald Dahl
Published by: Penguin Group
Published year: 2004
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4/5

"Read a book that has been made into a movie". Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been made been into a movie and a musical.

My opinion & review:

I really love this book and I have read it several times already. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about Charlie, who's family is very poor, finding 1 of 5 golden tickets in his bar of chocolate. This golden ticket means he gets to go and visit Mr Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with an adult. Charlie's oldest Grandpa, Grandpa Joe, convinces Charlie's parents that he is fit enough to go with Charlie. At the chocolate factory almost everything is made of chocolate. Mr Wonka's main purpose for inviting 5 children to his chocolate factory was to see which child was the last one left that hadn't felt the urge to explore and get lost or taken away. This child would then, when they were old enough, run the chocolate factory because Mr Wonka thought that he was getting to old now to run it. Read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to find out which child survives!!