Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Mariana and the Merchild - Caroline Pitcher and Jackie Morris

This is yet another book where Jackie has done fabulous illustrations (but how couldn't she?) I apologise, but i am running out of ways to describe her amazing work and must concentrate more on the content, word-wise. It is a beautiful story about a lonely person who longs for friendship. Then,one day, she finds something really special hidden inside a crab shell and realises a true love and friendship.
I would rate this book 9.7********* out of 10**********!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems - Jackie Morris

There are most of my favourite poems ever in here and the are accompanied by amazing illustrations. The thing that I like most about Jackie's work is her careful eye to detail. She almost always has something going on in the background and I do love the way that she draws her Polar Bears. I wish I could! The poems are of varied length and from many different genres. She continues to amaze me about how well she can draw. I would rate this book 9.8********* out of 10*********!!!

Until Wishes Are Fulfilled 2-Alec's Story- Michael Alexander.

I find this book just as good as the first one. It has the same basic idea, but it is really different at the same time. It is full of new magical spells and that same sense of fun as last time. In it, you meet some of the old characters and some new ones.I love all of the creative ideas and wish i could do half of the things the children in this book can do! Is there no end to Michael's imagination? It seems not! It is just as good as the first book and I hope there are many more to come in this series. As last time, I have a friend currently reading this so she can give me her review of the book as well. I would give this book 9.5********* out of 10**********!

The Truth Cookie - Fiona Dunbar

I really enjoyed reading "The Truth Cookie" because it was fun and lively. I liked it because you really got to know the characters in the story and understand all their feelings and motives. I liked the way that everyone in Lulu's family treated each other and that you could clearly understand what was happening. I enjoyed reading about all of Lulu's adventures and the places she went. Her many creative ideas of how to deal with her family were just one of the things that kept me reading. I loved reading this and would recommend it to anyone aged between eight and twelve. I think this would also be suitable for anyone who watched the TV series and enjoyed it.

I would rate this book 9.2********* out of 10**********!!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Tell Me A Dragon - Jackie Morris

This book is amazing. I fail to understand how someone can draw as well as this. I love all of the tiny details in the back ground aren't noticeable at first, but that would make the picture seem bare without them. Her ideas are amazing and her pictures are very colourful. I wish i had my own dragon like any one of the many in this fabulous book. You get to meet all the different people's dragons from all over the world. They come in all shapes and sizes and in a myriad of colours. I congratulate Jackie on making such an awesome book! 9.8********* out of 10**********!!!

Candyfloss-Jacqueline Wilson

I, the same as with all of Jacqueline's books, enjoyed this alot. I'm not quite sure what it is about her books, but when I start reading them, I can't seem to stop until I have finished. Maybe it's because all of her books have a different story to them and they don't have anything really unusual in them like monsters. It might be because her books are about everyday lives of everyday people, but they aren't boring like they could be if they had been written differently. I don't know what it is, but with "Candyfloss", she pulls it off again. It is a story about a fairly normal family, but it is fun and gripping. The only problem I find with her writing, is that I feel she should make more series of books instead of individual books so that you can carry on reading about her characters when the first story has finished. I would give this book 9********* out of 10**********.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Starlight Sailor - James Mayhew and Jackie Morris

I got this as a present for Christmas, not because of the story, but because of the amazing pictures that work amazingly with the pictures. They are just like the images I can see in my head and they are drawn with great skill and precision. I feel like the pictures on their own tell a million different stories on their own, and the words create a million pictures. At first, I found it hard to believe that the picture were hand drawn but they are. The words are absolutely amazing and word fabulously with the skilfully drawn pictures. I wish I could write or draw as good as these two people can. I think this sort of book would be aimed at people of any age, and I would rate this 9.7********* out of 10**********!