Children and little slugs will find this most appealing as the cover and the rest of the illustrations are really top-notch. Full of colour and very modern. The story's about a bored little boy who'd like a dog but can't have one. He then hits on the idea to build his own robot. He soon does and they have lots of fun together. The book should inspire little inventors everywhere as it's certainly inspired some of my slugs who've already gotten to work on a robot themselves... Unfortunately, it seems to be similar to the T1000. Highly recommended.
This is another rhyme/story in the Alex, Dragon and Spider series and I think it's my favourite so far. I liked how the story built to the race and the tension that was created. I'm sure little slugs will enjoy this aspect, especially if they're of a competitive nature as they wait to see who'll win the race up the mountain. The rhyme works very well and the illustrations match it perfectly. Plus I do enjoy the games at the end. Another fine children's book from Natalie Finnigan.
In this book, the first in the series, a puppy called Streak is dognapped (?) and two spiders help in trying to rescue him once they spot a little twolegs (a girl) crying about. The puppy belongs to a butcher called Mr Penfold (Dangermouse? Who didn't love that cartoon?) And so another mystery happens in Chichester. It's another fun, mysterious novel by Christopher Joyce with some cute characters and innovative ideas such as how the animals speak to each other - reminds me of my slugs, though my slugs speak rather naturally and don't 'spink'. I would highly recommend it for your young slugs.
Jason Ellis has written a quite wonderful character in Amelia, one in which I think a lot of girls will identify with. Strong, brave yet sometimes unsure and confused, very real traits. She goes on a fantastic and elaborate journey and meets her evil twin! We all have one. I had one until my slugs and I managed to eradicate him. This is the first in the series and sets off at a terrific pace. My slugs and I are already looking forward to the others.
This is a rather novel and mad story as two twin hamsters witness a burglary then set out to solve it along with some fellow creatures - no slugs. Whilst out there's a fire and their home, a pub, is burnt down. Luckily their child owner is saved but his mother has gone missing! The hamsters then try to solve this mystery too. Of course, if they had enlisted the help of slugs then it would've been solved within a jiffy. This is a marvellous story full of twists and suspense - whoever thought that hamsters could be this smart? Could they give my slugs a run for their money? No. Along with bees, a ladybird and the wonderful setting of Chichester, it's a fun story and well worth getting.
Having enjoyed their other books, Once Upon an Island and In the Magician's House, my slugs and I were greatly looking forward to this. On this occasion a family go on safari in Tanzania and the poor child, you, gets left behind! This is where the fun starts. Which road do you take? On my route I met baboons and got to eat grub! I think grub is like Wichetty Grub they have in the outback in Australia - rather yummy. My slugs weren't at all happy about the eating of grub (a worm of some sort), but ate it nonetheless. The book is, yet again, a fun way to read and with lots of fascinating info on many wild animals. A winner!
Elsa Takaoka has written a quite splendid book that teaches your slugs to sit still and become attentive listeners. Ah, attentive listeners, how I miss Steve the Slug. Quite often my slugs wiggle a bit too often so this book worked a treat and got them to pay attention at long last. There are splendid rhymes and really colourful, manga-esque illustrations by Catherine Toennisson. And with surnames like theirs, how can you resist getting this book?
I recently read and reviewed Destiny and Faith's Summer Adventures, (which I highly recommend), so I was eager to read Twincentric Academy - and it did not disappoint. You have the same characters as before, including the rather wicked blondes, and two Japanese girls. I particularly like Destiny, she's the most level-headed girl, when all the others go a bit mad.
In the story, the girls decide what a wonderful idea it would be for all the twins to swap twins! As you can guess, mayhem ensues. Imagine if I started swapping slugs! Disaster! The twin swapping makes the news and Destiny's interviewed about it. I've said too much.
It's charming and wonderful to read books that encourage learning, play, tolerance and open children's minds up to diversity and different cultures. Teddy O'Malley is a refreshing new author with a voice that must be heard.
Your little slugs won't be disappointed.
What an interesting title! And there's much more interest inside this book of children's rhymes about derrieres, dragons, mice, the three little pigs and much, much more. Unfortunately, no rhymes about cabbages, slugs, moustaches or me, Elias Zapple. For shame! I especially enjoyed the rhyme 'In the Dark' about the adventures of a mouse in its new home. I often wonder how my newly imported slugs feel when they first arrive. I must ask them. I digress. How does one lose a bottom? What does one look like? I'd like to see an illustration please!
This is a very funny, cleverly written book of rhymes and I implore you all to grab a copy for your children who'll be entertained, laughing about bottoms and will also learn a few new words.
A charming book full of diversity which is fun and educational! Even my slugs learnt something - and that doesn't happen often. Destiny and Faith need summer jobs and they soon get the most enjoyable job of all - cleaning a neighbour's attic! This isn't just any old attic as the attic is inside a haunted house! (No more exclamation marks!) They also become friends with the occupants, specifically a deaf boy called Dustin and we get to experience sign language - something all children should become familiar with. My slugs have now taken it up and become fairly proficient. There's even a page at the back listing the sign language alphabet.
Just one thing, ghost... garlic? Very amusing! (You'll have to read it).
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.