In today’s school newsletter, Mr. Smith announced he is going to try to read a book a day during the half term holiday. He will start tomorrow, Saturday May 25th and finish on Sunday June 2nd. To meet the challenge he will have to read 9 books. Keep visiting this post to see how he is getting on. You can leave comments on his progress and if you too have read the same books you can tell the blog readers what you thought of them.
What will he start with………….?
Day 1 Book 1: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Last Straw
This is the third book in the series and it’s been a while since Mr. Smith read the first two. Greg is up to his usual tricks of trying to do as little as possible, such a lazy boy!. The best features of these books are the way that the author (Jeff Kinney) brings all the themes in the story back together at the end for a big finish.
Day 2 book 2 – Billy the KidIf you like football you will love this, but even if you don’t like football this story will have you reaching for the tissues. A great tale of love and loss and of family values. Michael Morpurgo does it again!
Day 3 Book 3 – The Indian in the Cupboard
The title of this book is not the most inspiring but it is the 10th best selling children’s book of all time so I thought I would find out why. Lynne Reid Banks wrote the story and she must have been the inspiration for Toy Story, Small Soldiers and Night at the Museum. It is great! Full of cliff hangers and children getting into trouble but just managing to keep their secret. A good story to be read out loud.
Day 4 Book 4 – The Boy In The Dress.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Walliams, has created a story that is funny, touching and has a lovely little twist at the end. The message is very clear – people, especially friends and family are very important parts of our lives despite what they sometimes say and do!
Book 5 Day 5 Danny Champion of the World
A classic from the master story teller Roald Dahl. A tale about a boy whose dad has a secret and a fantastic plot to become champion of the world. The secondary characters are also great fun.