Sunday, 21 October 2012

There's no place like space! by Tish Rabe

£4.99 from places that sell books

 This is a book about space, it looks like a  Dr Seuss book but it's not by him.

It tells you all about the solar system and all about the planets. Also it tells you about how to remember them, e.g: Mallory = mercury,  Valerie =venus,  Emily= Earth etc.

I got this book from my Mummy and Daddy for my ninth birthday!

At the end, there is a game that tells you how to join the stars and find the constellations such as Great Dog, The Great Bear, Orion. I like this book for bedtime and if you ever go outside in the nighttime, remember to bring the book with you so you can see what you can find in the night sky.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Vile Victorians (Fact Book) by Terry Deary

I got a Kindle for Christmas! This is the first book I read on it.

This book was very interesting. I learned that Victorians loved love songs and playing them and Queen Victoria loved Albert, her husband - he was very young (42) when he died.

The book is not short but a bit too long, but it was not boring, it was actually FUNNY! There were nineteen chapters - about plays, songs also facts about Victoria, when she was on the throne, children's schools.

I loved this book, it was brilliant.

ps: This book had a quiz in it, for example:

When did Queen Victoria take the throne?

a) 1890
b) 1870
c) 1665
d) 1837

(The answer is d. And she was only 18 years old!)

In the chapter about Victorian Plays, there were some scary bits: about people dying. The Victorians found it amusing.

I would recommend this book because it tells you lots of facts and it's really interesting.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The High Street written and illustrated by Alice Melvin

The High Street cover

This book has so much detail on every page. You look at all the pictures and think "wow that must have taken a long time to draw".

It's about a girl going shopping and on each page there is a shop she needs to visit to buy something. You open the door of the shop (lift up the flap) and you can see the inside of the shop.

There are a lot of unusual words like ancient and Ms Yoshiko and each shop has a number of where it is on the high street.

The book is really nice and entertaining. When you have one read of it you want to read more and more and every time you look at the pictures you spot something new.

The Hardware Store

You lift the flap and see inside. Look at the detail! Everything must have taken ages.

Mummy bought this for me and my sister when we went to The Serpentine Gallery and the Michaelango Pistoletto exhibition where there were lots of rolls of paper.

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Great Fire of London by Liz Goderly

The Great Fire of London. I don't have a favourite page.

The Great Fire of London is a book about what happened when there was a big fire in London in 1666 and it's very interesting because you can read about when it happened. It tells you really cool facts about what they had to do, such as King Charles fighting in the fire and the days the fire was on and Samuel Pepys who worked for the navy and buried his cheese during the fire. And he kept a diary from 1660 to 1669. What big things were destroyed like London Bridge.

There are lots of interesting words that catch your eye like demolition, demolished, explosions. This book has very lovely pages, with nice pictures.

There are 21 pages. It is an easy  book to understand and costs £5.99.

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr Seuss

The Bippolo Seed the new Dr Seuss book
This book was only published on 29th September 2011. It costs £10.99.

(Note from Bingo's Ma: It's the first new book from Dr Seuss in 20 years. The stories in this book were last published in magazines in the early fifties, and not since.)

There are seven stories in this book. My favourite one is Gustav the goldfish and the Bippolo Seed. There are lots of strange words like an ikka, wild wheef and a nupper. It's probably become one of my favourite Dr Seuss books.

An interesting thing: Dr Seuss's real name is Theodor Geisel and his first book 'And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street' was turned down by publishers 27 times before he got a deal. He has now sold over 600 million books which teaches you that even if some people reject you you should still go on!

Chicken Soup Boots by Maira Kalman

This book was given to me by my American Godmother Valerie Phillips.

It is really interesting because there is a story on each page and the stories are separate but they are linked (mummy gave me that word).  It's a book about different jobs people have. Like: a fireman, a cafe person, a doctor, a pianist and a person who sells all sorts of things, an artist, policeman and scientist. It's quite funny and I really like the pictures because whenever it's saying something, to describe the thing, there are little pictures of what it is on the side of the page. In some pictures there is a lot of detail. My favourite page is about a man who owns a cafe who's got eight arms and he's called Barney March. The title of the book comes from this story because chicken soup boots means would you like chicken soup to take away.

This is my favourite picture of the chef with eight arms

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Elephant's Elements by Francisco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais

This book was published in 2001 by Pavilion's Children's books, £9.99.

I was given this when I was very young. I don't remember who by. I LOVE it.

It's a book about opposites: big, small; wide and narrow; inflated, deflated; intelligent, stupid. It's a picture book with very few words. It's only got one word on each page. Some of the words are quite hard to read if you're little. It's got 70 odd pages.

The pictures are really good, it looks like they've been painted. My favourite page is boy/girl.

A note from Ma: this is an absolutely brilliant book, with a great sense of humour. It's been one of Bingo's very favourite books and I WISH I could remember who bought it for her.