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. 

Friday, 19 August 2011

Horrid Henry's Nits by Francesca Simon and Illustrated by Tony Ross.

This book is about Horrid Henry. He's got lots of nits. He doesn't want to be de-nitted. The nit nurse is coming so he tries to spread his head across everybody so he isn't the only one with nits.

Because he scraped all his nits on every body else he has no nits when the nit nurse comes. I like the pictures - nits carrying bags with "N" on them and it looks like they are on holiday. And when sometimes Horrid Henry scratches his head, nits come out and it looks really funny.

Perfect Peter gets nits but Henry gets a badge saying nit free. This is how the book ends. It is an easy book to read. Young people can read it or older people too.

It's got 68 pages

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

£12.99, illustrated by Tony Ross

I liked this book because I like reading it with my daddy and mummy. The story is about a boy called Joe Spud, who's really rich and his daddy gives him everything that he wants and he just wanted a friend. He's the richest 12 year old in the world and he's got everything that he could ever want, but he's got no friends.

Then he made a friend and then they broke up, then he made a girlfriend. The boy falls in love with this girl. It's a whole story.

It's a very long book, there are lots of words and pages. But it's the right size. I read it over lots of nights. It takes about three months to read all of it. The words are quite long, some of them. And it's a very interesting story to read, too.

The pictures are black and white. It is hilarious and inside it there are really funny words and there's a teacher called Peter Bread. The children at school call him Pitta Bread and he doesn't like it.

The Real Mother Goose

This book is my mummy's. She was given it by her mummy when she was a little girl. It was published in 1963 (although my mummy is not that old).

It is a big book about poems and nursery rhymes. Lots of the nursery rhymes are very old and the pictures are interesting to see because some of the people have very posh outfits. The words are quite big so you can read them easily. The book has lots of detail.

My favourite poem is Whistle Daughter Whistle. It's funny and me and mummy like it too and read it together at bedtime.

The funniest poem is To Market. "To market, to market, to buy a fat pig....."

It's got 128 pages and it's a brilliant book. I personally love it. 

This is my favourite and most interesting picture from Dapple Gray. I like it because I like the lady's dress and the pony. the pictures are by Blanche Fisher Wright.

A note from mummy:

"You can still get this book in reprint. Amazon does it for less than ten pounds and the illustrations are by Blanche Fisher Wright so it should be very similar. We've not seen it however."

Now We Are Six by A.A Milne

My Daddy bought me this book when I was six. It was £11.99.

It is a book about poems. There are 58 pages and it's a brilliant book for children who are old and young, because some of the words are hard and some of the words are easy. The young children can practise the hard words, like frowned and brushed beneath and tinker tailor. And thief. And jeweller.

I like the pictures and some of the long poems. My favourite is King John's Christmas on page 2 and it's on five pages, it's nearly the longest poem in the book.

When I was younger I read it with my Daddy but now I can read it by myself because I've practised. When I read the poems, sometimes I can't read the words so I practise. Sometimes when I look at the book I find new poems that I've never read before. Lots of ot he poems make me happy, some of them make me curious. Sometimes it's a sad beginning but then it's a happy ending.

It's got lovely pictures, they are funny and interesting to look at.