It’s nearly winter in France. Today it’s 8°C !!! And there’s snow on the mountain of Canigou!
This book I am going to tell you about is a good one to read on a lazy day staying in in the warm house.
There are 15 short stories in the Winter’s Tales. They come from all over the world (especially China) and they have creatures in like wolves and bears and dragons.
Some of the stories are legends and myths. Legends are things that ring with truth, that people pass on to each other.
My favourite story is The Last Sun which is a story where there are lots of different colour suns, but I won’t tell you what happens.
But if you want to see what the stories are like, here you can read one of them. It’s a Christmas story from Ukraine, about a spider:
Soon we are going to Paris then to Yorkshire then to Hampshire by car then all the way back home and we’ll arrive at about 23:00 or 00:00!!!
Thank you to Bloomsbury for this book. There are other books like this one. The most similar one I have is The House of Cats by Maggie Pearson. Here is a picture of that one.
And Girls, Goddesses and Giants which is another one by Lari Don which looks good and I am going to ask for it for Christmas.
This book is funny because of all the different characters. There are aliens and monsters and pirates and wumpires, and especially (SPLOD the GOD of people with short funny names).
The story itself is about milk and the adventures that the dad has to do to get it back safely from the shop…
Sometimes my mum leaves my dad at home to look after us too, and it’s true that dads do get up to nonsense.
Also, the illustrations in the book are really FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!!
They are in black and white so you can colour them in if you want to (I am) and read the book again at the same time.
The illustrations are by Chris Riddell. Neil Gaiman has written lots of other books so I am going to ask for some others for Christmas probably.
ps: It’s the school holidays. 5 days until I am going to HORSE GAMES (I will be riding a horse called Comtesse).
And thank you to Bloomsbury for this book (which is a special copy not like the shop ones) and the 3 other books they gave to me.
We went in to their office this week with my mum, who wrote The Night Rainbow (you will see a photo of it). Everyone was nice to me and my sister and they have LOADS of books there.
I will write about the other books soon.
The natural history book is one of my favourite books so far.
It represents all the (natural) things on earth: birds, mammals, minerals, bacteria, fish, etc. And it has explanations about them.
My favourite animal is a barn owl, I also like looking at things you can only see under a microscope.
I haven’t got a microscope but I hope I get one for my birthday. I am going to be 8 years old….
AND IT’S 3 DAYS UNTIL MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The natural history book probably has everything in it except it doesn’t have the new creature that was found this week, the olinguito.
Araminta Spook is sometimes known as Minty.
She is an adventuress, and in this book she finds a sword hidden in a grotto.
Her dad is a vampire (well her uncle but that’s who she lives with) and he likes bats and bat poo (don’t talk about poo at home).
I think this book is good for 7 to 12 (ish) kids.
It’s SPOOOOOOOKY ( but not that scary). You can go and look at Minty’s website to see her other books and read some of the pages to see if you like it.
Thank you to Bloomsbury who sent me this book. xxx
Thank you to Tasha for her review of this book. (I like Tasha’s blog too, it is all about games.)
Billionaire Boy is a book by David Walliams. I like it because it’s about a boy called Joe Spud who has got rollercoaster in his back garden, a formula one racing car, a helicopter. His dad made all this money by…making loo rolls for 10p each. The only thing he hasn’t got is a…friend.
Mr Spud pays a little actress, Joe’s age to be his friend. When Joe finds out, he is furious and runs away.
What happens next?
For Christmas I was given four books from my grandma from the Black Stallion adventures because she knows I like horses and so did my mum and she read these books in the olden days.
There are 24 books in total.
The first one is called ‘Shipwrecked with a wild stallion!’
The first part is all about boats which is a bit scary, and the principal person is Alec. The horse in the story is wild but becomes friends with Alec. I won’t tell you the rest to spoil the story but it’s really interesting.
We went to the printers in England to see my mummy’s book (called The Night Rainbow)! And we saw all the machines and we saw the book itself which was very interesting.
We weren’t allowed to see everything because the factory is busy and the machines are dangerous, but it was still good.
They make 500,000 books a day to go all over the world.
When I got home I did a talk to my class and then my teacher sent me to all the other classes. I took all the different book parts that Jonathan gave me. Everyone was really amazed and my teacher said it was important to know about books.
Thank you Bloomsbury and Jonathan at the printers for letting us go and for the cookies!
I was given this book for a present because I really like insects.
I like the book because it’s all about insects and bugs and there are a lot of pictures.
It shows creatures from all around the world that we don’t get in France. It’s got scorpions, spiders, ticks and lots more.
My favourite is the Java Blue Scorpion. We get scorpions at our house, but not ones as beautiful as that.
The author is Martin Walters
I like the art book. It’s not mine it’s my mum’s!
It’s great, because it’s absolutely interesting…every page is different!
There are ( 500 ) artists in total My favourite is (19) « Summer » by Giuseppe Arcimoboldo! It is a garden made of fruit and veg and it is shaped like a lady.
I got this book for my birthday.
I like this book because: it’s not a story book, it’s a poetry book.
My favourite poem is Lazy Jane, because it is funny. She wants a drink of water but she is so lazy she waits and waits and waits for it to rain.
My second favourite is the poem that is written on the neck of a running giraffe.
I am seven years old and these poems are easy for me to read.