Thursday, February 2, 2017

James and the Giant Peach

Taken from Kenna M's Blog...

Title: James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fantasy

"James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl shows that even though it’s tough, you can always do it! James Henry Trotter wanted to live a happy life. Unfortunately, his parents die and he has to move in with his aunts. These aunts aren’t just any aunts, they MEAN and treat James like their slave. One day, a little man comes and gives James a bag with magical green things in it. Will these beans give James a way to find a happy life full of adventure? I recommend this book because it has a lot of emotions at the beginning when his parents die, you feel kinda sad. I liked this book because it was funny because some of the names were silly, like Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker."

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Taken from Katherine P's Blog...

Title: Fantastic Mr.Fox
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fantasy

Summary: "Fantastic Mr.Fox by Roald Dahl tells it isn’t right to steal but sometimes you need to do it for your family. Mr.Fox wants to eat food and have a good life with his family, but Mr.Fox is eating the farmers' chickens. The farmers want to kill Mr.Fox and stuff him. Mr.Fox dug a hole so the farmers wouldn't find him and his family. Will Mr.Fox survive or will he be killed and stuffed? I liked his book because when you think the book is over and everything is fine it’s not because the farmers are going to come back! I like that because it makes the book more interesting. Finally, I recommend this book because it’s very interesting and you can’t put this book down because it’s so so good."

Dear Mr. Henshaw


Title: Dear Mr. Henshaw
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Traditional Literature (Newberry)

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary shows that even if you go through tough times, you should always try to find the good and be helpful. Leigh Botts wanted his parents to be back together and for people to not eat the good things in his lunch! Unfortunately, his parents do get divorced and his dad is on the road all the time. Leigh decides to write to his favorite author Mr. Henshaw to talk about his problems and ask for advice. Will Leigh get the help he needs or will his life continue to be miserable? What we liked about this book was that it was emotional. There were parts that made us happy like when his lunch alarm worked. There were also parts though that made us sad, like with Leigh’s dog. We would recommend this book to people because you can connect to the emotions and you learn some good life lessons too!