Review of “Glamourpuss”, written by Sarah Weeks

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: Glamourpuss is a story about a beautiful white cat. Glamourpuss thinks she’s the most glamorous of all.Glamourpuss’s owners (Mr. and Mrs. Highhorsen)shower her with gifts and attention. Unluckily for Glamourpuss a dog named Bluebell comes to steal her spotlight! Bluebell belongs to Mrs. Highhorsen’s sister Eugenia. Every afternoon Bluebell wears a different ridiculous outfit and does tricks. They all adore Bluebell except Glamourpuss. Though Glamourpuss find Bluebell ripping her outfits! Bluebell confesses she wants to be glamorous too not ridiculous! Glamourpuss teaches Bluebell everything she knows about being fabulous. Bluebell learn very quickly and soon Bluebell is glamorous like Glamourpuss! Glamourpuss’s owners were very proud of her taking Bluebell under her wing. Eugenie came to learn that Bluebell didn’t like being ridiculous and was glamorous at heart. Glamourpuss also learned that when being glamorous less is sometimes more, but when it comes to friends you can never have to many! Glamourpuss was funny because one time Glamourpuss tries on one of Bluebell’s ridiculous outfits. I liked best when Glamourpuss teaches Bluebell to be glamorous too. Overall Glamourpuss is a fun story with beautiful illustrations.
Overall Rating: 4/5

Review of “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble”, written by William Steig

Reviewed by: Charlotte
Review: The book was about a donkey who finds a magic pebble. Then, he sees a lion and doesn’t know what to do so he wishes he was a rock. In the end, his parents come and put the pebble on the rock. Sylvester wishes he was himself and then he was. My favourite part is when he turns him back into a donkey.
Overall Rating: 4/5

Review of “Happiness is…”, written by Marcus Pfister

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: Happiness is… is a story about two mice. One mouse is called Zoe and the other is called Leo. The two best mouse-friends are flying a kite in a meadow. Zoe is lost in thought and asks Leo if he knows what happiness is. Leo asks her if happiness is really that important. Zoe thinks happiness is the most important thing of all. Together the two best mouse-friends begin thinking of many different examples of happiness. Suddenly Leo exclaims “happiness is flying a kite with your best mouse-friend.” “That is exactly what happiness is” agrees Zoe. The two friends run off into the meadow. Happiness is… was funny when Leo doesn’t really think that happiness is all that important. I liked best when the two mice begin naming beautiful examples of things that make people happy. Overall Happiness is… is a beautiful book with beautiful illustrations and a beautiful meaning.
Overall Rating: 4/5

Review of “How to catch a mouse”, written by Philippa Leathers

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: How to catch a mouse is a story about an orange cat called Clemmie. Clemmie is a amazing mouse catcher! Clemmie is great at stalking and chasing. Clemmie is always patient and alert. Clemmie knows that a mouse has a whiskery pointy nose,two round ears,and a long pink tail. Although Clemmie has never seen a mouse. Clemmie believes that all mice are afraid of her. Clemmie is still on the lookout. Clemmie looks and looks for a mouse. Every time Clemmie thinks she has finally found the mouse its turns out to be a hat,toy panda,and a spider. Clemmie proudly decides to nap on the couch certain there are no mice in this house. Suddenly just as Clemmie is about to drift off to sleep she hears as sound. Clemmie sees something on the ground. It has a long pink tail,two round ears,and a whiskery pointy nose! Clemmie has found her first mouse!!! Clemmie is sad she has seen the mouse but it has run away…….. Clemmie has an idea. Clemmie disguises herself like a human! As the mouse walks by Clemmie rips off her disguise and bolts after the mouse! How to catch a mouse was very exciting at the end of the book because Clemmie finally gets to run after the mouse. I liked best how cute Clemmie is. ( Clemmie reminds me of my own cat Fluffers). Overall How to catch a mouse is a great book about cats and mice.
Overall Rating: 4/5

Review of “Barbie in the pink shoes Ballet Dreams”, written by Kristen L. Depken

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: Barbie in the pink shoes Ballet Dreams is a story about a girl named Kristyn. Kristyn wants to be a star like Tara but she doesn’t want to dance like Tara. Kristyn rips her shoes while dancing. Kristyn and her friend Hailey go get new shoes. When Kristyn puts on the shoes she and Hailey are transported to a ballet world. Kristyn is the lead in the ballet! The snow queen arrives angry that Kristyn and Hailey are here. Kristyn and Hailey run away. The girls arrive in the story of the Swan Queen. Kristyn changes again now shes the Swan Queen! Kristyn dances with a prince he falls deeply in love with her. A wizard wants the prince to marry his daughter. So he turn Kristyn and Hailey into swans. Kristyn and Hailey fly to the palace they have to help the prince. The wizard makes his daughter look like the Swan Queen. They trick the prince. Kristyn and Hailey arrive just in time. The spell is broken! The prince and Kristyn dance together. The snow angrily arrives. She is angry that Kristyn is changing the story. The snow takes Hailey with her to her ice palace! Kristyn hurry’s there. The Snow Queen attempts to put a spell on Kristyn but Kristyns dancing breaks the spell. The Snow Queen melts and Kristyn has saved Hailey. Kristyn takes off the pink shoes and she and Hailey are transported back home. At the big show Kristyn dance in her own unique way. The audience love Kristyns dancing! Kristyn and Tara curtsy. Kristyn did not dance like Tara she danced the way that felt right to her! The book was very exciting when Kristyn was defeating the Snow Queen. I liked best that in each new story that Kristyn entered she had a beautiful new dress. Overall Barbie in the pink shoes Ballet Dreams is a great book with an amazing lesson.
Overall Rating: 4/5

Review of “VIRGIL & OWEN”, written by Paulette Bogan

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: VIRGIL & OWEN is a story about a penguin called Virgil that finds a polar bear named Owen. Virgil wants Owen to come with him but Owen plays with the terns instead. Then Owen plays with the seals. Lastly Owen plays with the penguins. Virgil loses his patience and tells Owen that he is his polar bear and to come with him. Owen says no. Virgil stomps,kicks snow,and jumps up and down. Owen asks Virgil to play with everyone. Virgil accepts and everyone plays together. Virgil has something to say to Owen thought. Virgil tells Owen that hes not his polar bear hes his friend. Everyone agrees that they are all friends! The story was exciting when Owen asks Virgil to play with him because you didn’t know if he would say yes or no. I liked best that in the end everyone is friends. Overall VIRGIL & OWEN is a great story with a nice friendship lesson.
Overall Rating: 4/5