Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Rose reads Great Day by Michael Rosen

Reuben reads Mrs Vickers Knickers by Craig Bradley

Who is your favourite animal character in a book?

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Witch Dog by Margaret Mahy

Every witch has to bring a cloak, a hat and a cat to the Witch Dance. But not Mrs Rose. Cats make her sneeze. Can she take a dog instead? That's what this book is about really. It's funny, wonderful, awesome and cool.


This was a really good book, although some parts were a bit boring. There was a really funny page which was when the dog played his violin. I thought it was funny. I think that Mrs Rose is a good name for a witch. The front of the book is good, especially the front cover. It's a long story but mostly a good one. When all of the witches fell on each other it made me laugh.


Friday, 12 September 2014

4JB shelfies

We've taken some great photos of our bookshelves at home. Which one looks the most like yours?

Mrs Withers's shelfie

Dylan's shelfie

Rose's shelfies

Hollie's shelfie

Mr Biddle's shelfie

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Deadly 2015 Annual by Steve Backshall

This book is full of the most interesting and deadly facts. There are some very cool animals like polar bears, killer whales, ostriches, camels and scorpions. Also there are facts about tropical rainforests, the North Pole and deserts. Inside the book, there are wordsearches, quizzes and guides on how to draw animals. My favourite is the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Snakes do not chew, they swallow things in one whole mouthful. They first poison their prey, which causes it to die, and then just swallow it up.


This book is amazing. I like the part where we learn how to draw animals.


I like this book because it tells me about lots of animals. I read a lot of the Deadly 60 books as a hobby. In this book it says that Antarctica is even colder than the Arctic. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -93 degrees in 2010. Did you know that deserts cover 20% of our planet? A desert is a place where less than 25cm of rain falls in a year.


Favourite author poll

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Why we love reading in 4JB

Our first class book of the year

In 4JB, the first book that we're reading as our class story is Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman. It's brilliant. So far it has included spaceships, aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and a carton of milk. We can't wait to hear about the vampires!

After we finish it, we are then going to read Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face by John Dougherty. What are you reading in your class? We'd love to know.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Punctuation by User Design

Normally I read stories and poems but my teacher said because I was a really good writer, would I read a book all about punctuation? I did and I enjoyed reading it. Did you know that there are 21 punctuation signs? Most of them I knew (full stops, question marks, apostrophes and lots more) but there were some I didn't know. The one that I didn't know but I liked the best was called the pilcrow. You could use it when you start a new paragraph. It looks like a backwards P.

This is called a pilcrow

I also learned about curly brackets, square brackets and a few more. There is also a difference between a dash and a hyphen. This book is the book to read if you want to know about how to get better at using punctuation. It is not too tricky to understand (although some bits are) and the pictures are quite weird but funny to look at. It was a lot more interesting than I thought it might be.

Thank you for reading my review. If you have any questions about this book you can ask me on the book blog. You can also find out more about the book at www.userdesign.co.uk.