Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Horrid Henry reading day by Tyler

I read eight Horrid Henry books today. They were all really funny. In Horrid Henry's Christmas Presents, it was so funny when Henry gave out his presents that he had found all around the house. He wrote a poem for his dad calling him old and bald, and also a poem for his mum and called her wrinkly and said that she had a big bum and tum. I laughed so loud that I had to read that bit to my mum. Luckily she laughed too!

In Horrid Henry's Homework, he had a spelling that he had to practise. If you know Horrid Henry, then you will know that he didn't practise at all! On the test day, he copied every spelling from Clever Clare and ended up getting every spelling correct. The teacher was so pleased that she moved Henry up to the next spelling group which meant that he had extra words to learn. That will teach him for cheating!

These books are really funny and enjoyable to read. I would recommend them to all ages if you enjoy really funny books.

Friday, 6 June 2014

The Black Crow Conspiracy by Christopher Edge

The Black Crow Conspiracy is the third (and seemingly final) book in the Penelope Tredwell series by Christopher Edge. Although I thoroughly enjoyed Twelve Minutes To Midnight and Shadows Of The Silver Screen, this is definitely my favourite book in the trilogy.

The story starts at a fantastic pace, with the mysterious theft of the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London by a strange glowing man. Penelope, along with her usual accomplices, Alfie and Montgomery Flinch, appear to be behind the crime. After all, how else could they have published an almost identical story in their magazine, The Penny Dreadful, several months earlier? In order to clear their names, they have to work fast to solve the crime, which could not only destroy them, but also threaten the safety of the whole country.

Penelope is an absolutely wonderful central character, brave and determined but with enough weaknesses to make her interesting. There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about boys being reluctant to read books that have girls as the main characters, but The Black Crow Conspiracy would definitely appeal to all readers. It has a great balance of adventure, science-fiction and horror. The story moves along quickly, is full of action and has an extremely exciting plot. Highly recommended for Year Five and upwards.