Demon Dentist by David Walliams Book Review

Books, books, books! I believe that they may be growing out of every nook and cranny in my house. All three of the boys love their stories and as Joseph is now a confident reader he is forever asking for new books to add on to his already jam packed book shelf.

The eldest loves to read books ranging from comedy to sci-fi, he has an ever growing collection of books and I am always searching for new stories that would grab his attention. Once he picks up a book he will not put it down until it’s finished, no mater how big it is.

We recently received a book for Jak to review, a book by one of his favourite authors, the very funny David Walliams.

“Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…?”

Here is Jak’s review of the book, written in his own words.

 

Book title: Demon Dentist

Author: David Walliams

Illustrator: Tony Ross

The book was about:

     A small 11 year old boy called Alfred (who’s dad has been in wheelchair since Alfreds’ mum died)who hasn’t been to the dentist for five years. When a social worker called Winnie comes to help dad Alfred is forced to go to the dentist but finds that she is an evil witch who has been collecting teeth for centuries! Can helpless Alfred save his Girlfriend (sorry, FRIEND-GIRL), his dying dad, that annoying social worker, the whole town and that boy who spends all his time on his phone?

My favourite character in the book was Texting Boy and Raj because:

      The texting boy is basically me (lol) and raj is that person that you try to like and then all of a sudden your best friends and you don’t know why. These two characters are MY favorites because they made me laugh so hard!

I like this book because:

      ^^^^^^^^^TYPO^^^^^^^^^ I LOVED this book because it’s so funny and I think that David Walliams has thought outside of the box. I got told off in school because I was laughing too hard when I was reading! (lol) David has used made up words in his book, just like Roahl Dahl, such as hmmmmed.

You should read this book because:

     It is EXTREMELY funny and mind boggling. I would recommend this book to anybody who liked books by the author Roahl Dahl and the ages of 8-13. In conclusion I think this book is Awesome!

I haven’t read the book myself but i take it on good advice that it is a superb book to read, Jak never put it down, reading it on the train and on the bus on a recent trip to London. I often heard him chuckling away to himself whilst reading the book, retelling the part that has made him laugh. The book is aimed at children from the age of 9.

 

We received a copy of the book for review purposes only

 

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Moca-Do-Poo Bird Book Review

I am always encouraging my boys to read books.
Jak is very good at reading and when he enjoys a book, wether it be a fact or fiction, he doesn’t put it down until he’s finished it.
Joseph, being 4 years old is learning how to read. He understands that he has to sound out the letters and blend them together to be able to read the word.

So when I had the chance to review a children’s book, I jumped at it.

The book is called Moca-Do-Poo Bird written by Alisdair Adie.
The book is a children’s story for ages 3-6.
It is a charming tale of brother and sister, Sam and Daisy, while visiting their nan they are bored, she tells them about the talking Moca-Do-Poo Bird that lives at the bottom her garden, so off they go in search for him.
Once They find the bird they quickly realise that they are lost so the Moca-Do-Poo Bird leads them back to their Nan’s house via the homestream which is a wonderful, magical hidden place where all the animals can talk, here they embark on an adventure to find a new task for the Moca-Do-Poo Bird because every animal living in the Homestream needs one. Along the way they meet the birds animal friends, frogs, ducks, and mice who all need his help.

The story is charming, funny, adventurous, creative, it teaches children about friendship and being helpful.
The illustrations are bright, colourful and funny.

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Joseph really enjoyed it when the Bird shouted
‘Moca-Do-Poo Moca-Do-Poooooo’ as it made him laugh and he liked to join in with the bird by shouting along with him.
I liked how it challenged Jak with his expression of speech when reading the book aloud as the bird had a lisp and he took delight in doing this.
They found it to be sad when they found out about the Moca-do-poo not having any family and genuinely felt sorry for him but quickly realised that his friends were his family.

It was a delightful book to read to the children and the story had them asking questions and guessing all the way through. They thoroughly enjoyed the story and have talked about it non stop.

Today they have been to the bottom of our garden looking for the Moca-Do-Poo Bird and hoping that they will find a magical land. The book taught my children about the land of make believe, where anything is possible. The story is great bedtime read and would leave happy thoughts for your children to have wondrous imaginative dreams.

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You can find more information about this book here

You can also find the author on twitter @Mocadopoo

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