Book Review

Books that we have read and reviewed

Twisted Tales- A Book Review

Twister Tales is one of the books in the Phonics Comics series of books by Innovative Kids. Classic fariy tales are told in a hilariously twisted style. Alternative endings and explainations to popular tales are mentioned in this book.

In this book the fables- Hansel and Gretel,  Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Billy Goats were retold.

Did you know that

The old women who lived in the house made of candy wasn’t actually  a witch?

The Big Bad Wolf was not actually the bad guy but the babysitter instead!!

There was no troll but a toll collector at the bridge.  

The colourful comics and catchy captions made it a very easy read. The students in my class enjoyed the story as I read it out to them during one of the storytelling sessions we had. They listened attentively to the whole story ( which is quite unusual for a class of very hyperactive kids).

I highly recommend this series of books for young readers to introduce them to the concept of alterntative endings.

Free the Whales- Jamie Rix (A Book Review)

Alistair McAlistair has been crazy about his “Free the Whales” T-shirt since his mother got it for him. He has been wearing it all day and everyday until it has started to smell.  Alistair’s mother had asked him repeatedly to take off his t-shirt to wash but he was adamant to keep it on.

The T-shirt grew more grimy and dirty as Alistair wore is everyday without taking it off to wash. He was afraid of losing his three best friends, the whales, which  he gave names to.

After a lot of persuasion and having the Queen send in the army to his house, his mother managed to get him to remove his t-shirt to wash. What a surprise they had after the clean t-shirt came out of the wash. The three whales were missing!! In it’s place were the words “The whales are free”.

There are a few  activities relating to the book which you can try out with your child. (Click on the link above)

I found this story very entertaining and  my boys loved doing the follow up aactivities.  The topic on the importance of personal hygiene is also touched upon in this storybook. It can be used as a example read when focusing on keeping clean and hygienic.