Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Join one Wimpy Kid- Greg Heeley- as he struggles through middle school in this fabulous book.

This was one of those books you can’t help finishing. On every page a hilarious new event is discovered, you can’t help but want to follow Greg on his absurd journey through middle school. Meet ‘MORONS’, ‘FREGLEY AND HIS SECRET FRECKLE’,and of course whoever is unlucky enough to have the ‘CHEESE TOUCH!!!!!!!!!!!’

This a hilarious book, with a brilliantly funny way of writing and humouring pictures. This book will put a smile on anyone’s face.

I would recommend this book to anyone that likes humour or is just looking for a good read.

London Deep by Robin Price

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

London Deep is set in the future, in a flooded London. Instead of Trafalgar Square we have Trafalgar Swamp.

Jemima Mallard is a young, adventurous, happy and curious girl, but when two kids appear and sink her house boat she’s not too pleased. Police are the biggest problem though. You have the YPD (Youth Police Department) and the APD (Adult Police Department). Both sides are fighting it out to prove they are the best. When Jem finds herself arrested by the YPD on suspicion of helping or even being the devious ‘Father Thames’ she doesn’t know what to do. Can Jem uncover the true identity of ‘Father Thames’ before her time is up, – maybe that small white duck can help.

This book contains some brilliant cartoon-illustrations drawn by Paul McGrory. Although I occasionally found some of the pictures seemed a bit irrelevant.

Overall I thought this book was great. It would suit most ages.

Roobarb & Custard by Grange Calveley – When there was a pottery party

Monday, January 25th, 2010

I read this book with my six year old brother. He loved the illustration and thought the characters were hilarious. This was a well written book with simple words and sentences. It is a great re-creation of the old cartoons.

My Brothers Famous Bottom Gets Pinched! by Jeremy Strong

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Laugh your socks off with this book. It’s hilarious!

A fab book for all ages.

Here’s a snippet from the back of the book:

” Now then, where’s my fabulous bottom?” “It’s behind you,” said Dad “Where else could it be?”
Nicholas’ brother’s bottom is so famous it’s going on tour. The T.V. people are taking the family on the road – but someone has to look after the goat! And when the Bumper Dumper tour bus is kidnapped by giant babies it’s up to Nicholas to save the day (again) – can he get there in time?

(WARNING! SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE SPLIT SIDES, ACHING CHEEKS AND TEARS OF LAUGHTER.)

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This was an enchanting book, I loved it.

This is the Dust-Jacket from start to finish:

Danny thinks the world of his father, but imagine his surprise when he finds out he’s been breaking the law! Even grown – ups bend the rules sometimes, but Danny knows his father is still good, kind, clever and full of exciting ideas.

Join them in this thrilling adventure as they hope to pull off the most daring and dangerous plan.

The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Genius. So funny. Mildred Hubble = TROUBLE! I loved this book by Jill Murphy.

Here’s the Dust-Jacket from head to toe:

Something is up at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches; Mildred Hubble’s new form teacher is really weird. Or is she? Investagating isn’t easy, especially when Mildred’s potions go wrong, the class no it all is trying to be ‘ helpful’ and her beloved cat is having a nervous breakdown …

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Monday, January 19th, 2009

A fabulous book. I couldn’t put it down. Really amusing but overall just a bit bonkers!

Here’s a snippet from the back of the book:

“Mr. Willy Wonka is the most amazing, the most fantastic, the most extraordinary chocolate maker the world has ever seen!”

Charlie Bucket’s wonderful adventure begins when he finds one of Mr. Willy Wonka’s precious Golden Tickets and wins a whole day inside the mysterious chocolate factory. Little does he know the surprises that are in store for him!

The Bag of Bones by Vivian French

Friday, January 9th, 2009

The Bag of Bones is a captivating book great for all ages.

It is adventurous, imaginative and slightly spooky.

There’s deep magic at work in the five Kingdoms …

The good witches of Wadington are worried- there’s a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she’s so evil she makes their toes ache. Queen Bluebell is about to announce her heir at the Declaration Ball, but the truly wicked Truda Hagnail has set her heart on the crown. Once again it’s up to Gracie Gillypot, Prince Marcus, Gubble the troll and Marvin the bat to save the day in this hilarious sequel to The Robe of Skulls.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This book is great for ages 7 – 12.

This is what I thought of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Overall, I thought Matilda was a great book because it’s funny, interesting and engaging. It really pulls you into the book and I just couldn’t put it down.

Here are the main characters Matilda, Mr. Wormwood, Mrs. Wormwood, Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball.

Matilda’s parents have called here some terrible things. The truth is, she’s a genius and they’re the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.