Posted in Awesome Kids, Book Review, guest kid reviewer, Reviews by Lina

The Ghastly McNastys and the Lost Treasure of Little Snoring

by Lyn Gardner

Review by Lina

The book is about a pair of pirate twins called Grisly and Gruesome McNasty. They love treasure as much as they hate children and dentists. They especially hate Hetty and Tat, two friends who outwit them when they’re trying to look for treasure buried on the beach in Hetty and Tat’s hometown of Little Snoring. Hetty is very smart in school but not as smart in outwitting pirates (although she’s still quite good at it). Tat is not the best in school but he has very good eyesight because he eats six carrots each morning before breakfast and he’s very good at outwitting pirates, especially the McNastys. Now, these pirates are quite fearsome, but they lack wits. Hetty and Tat eventually trick the pirates, though it does take the whole book.

I liked that it was funny and that the pirates were not very smart. I liked that Mrs. Slime, their second mate, and Pegleg Polly the Parrot join Hetty and Tat. There were drawings on the pages and there were funny phrases for why the book is missing some chapters. (It still picks up from where the last chapter ended.)

I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a funny book and anyone who needs a good laugh. I might recommend this book for ages 7-12. It’s really good for everyone but that’s just a recommended age.

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Pusheen the Cat

Review by Lina C

The book’s name is I am Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton. The entire book is about Pusheen’s life. When she can, she’ll try to “acquire treats.” In the fourth chapter Pusheen gets a little sister whose name is Stormy. Stormy sometimes does things Pusheen doesn’t like but there’s one picture that I think is really funny. It shows a broken flower vase with a puddle and Pusheen and Stormy.

There are a lot of pictures and I like that, and I like the captions. It’s fluffy — it isn’t the deepest thing you’ve read–but it’s very funny and I like it. I’d recommend it because she’s funny and she loves to eat like Garfield and sleep but she’s nice. I’d recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a funny book about cats. I would give it a five star rating.

(Bridget note: I love sharing my blog with other kid reviewers. If you know a kid who wants to be reviewer, let me know. They can review whatever book they want! I just want more kid voices.)

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Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes

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By Jonathan Auxier

This is a guest review/Bridget review.

Bridget: Peter Nimble is a blind boy.  In this story he gets a pair of fantastic eyes.  One, the onyx one, turns Peter into the last animal he touches.  He thinks he should never touch a snake, or he won’t be able to get the eyes back out!

SPOILER ALERT!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!!My favorite part is when he finds out that he is the true heir to the Kingdom of Hazelport, Prince Noname.

Guest reviewer Alex:  My favorite part is when he used his bare hand to defeat the armor that the imposter king was wearing.  He hurt his hand so badly it couldn’t be fixed so it had to be replaced with a silver fishhook that he uses as a sword!

Both: We think that people who like kingdoms and fighting and adventures and Dungeons and Dragons would like this book.

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Grandfather Whisker’s Table

By Eun-Jeong Jo

Illustrated by Bimba Landmann. 

Review by Westley.

This story is about a little boy and his dad a long time ago.  The little boy buys a toy for his baby brother.  The dad goes to one of the first bankers and the little boy ask the banker to hold his toy for his baby brother so he doesn’t lose it at the Palio di Siena horse race.  Then he loses the receipt to get the toy back!

I liked when he lost the receipt and the banker gave back the toy even though he didn’t have the receipt since it was a present for his baby brother.  I like the pictures and the artwork because they were pretty.  They had lots of detail.

I think people who like history would like this book.   This is a story about a time that was real, but the people aren’t real.

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Book by Louis Sachar

Reviewer: Cameron 

This book is about a boy who gets sent to a place for getting blamed for stealing some famous shoes. The place is called Green Lake. The boys have to dig holes which is suppose to build character. Each hole must be five feet deep and five feet wide. If they find anything interesting, they show it to the warden. If she likes it, she gives them the day off.

I would recommend the book to kids who like an adventurous book.

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The Stampede with Penny the Mustang Pony

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Author: Barbara Knight

Reviewer:  Kirsten

Summary of the story: It was a bright sunny day in August with a clear blue sky, when Penny awoke. Penny began to roll in the soft, sweet-smelling grass. Penny thought about joining her herd when she heard a strange nose by the river.

What did I like? When Penny heard the strange noise.

Overall review love this book and everybody in the world should read this book

Who else might enjoy this story?  Kids who are adventurous and who love horses and who love to read.