Wobbly Jim and a Parrot Named Sue

AuthorKate Toon and Will Pearce

Wobbly Jim

Category – Picture Books

Synopsis (what is it about?) – Wobbly Jim’s ship crashes after he meets a parrot called Sue. Can they work together to fix it?

What did I think? – It was a very enjoyable book. It was also very funny and is a good book to read to my cousins. It’s one of their favourite books!

Who else would like it? – Kids who like pirates will love this book.


Gummshoes – Mission #1: The Nobbled Numbskull


A book published in 2016

Category – A book published in 2016

Synopsis (what is it about?) – When Frankie and Olly discover someone is sabotaging the school soccer team, they need to investigate who is the saboteur.

What did I think? – This book was very interesting. The story line was very interesting and, as well as being a great story, it also has some helpful tips for dealing with bullies.

Who else would like it? – people who are late primary and early secondary school would like it. It is also a good book for people who might be being bullied.

Find out more on the Gummshoes website – www.gummshoes.com


Zac was sent a copy of this book by the author for review.


My Love For You Is The Sun

AuthorJulie Hedlund

Illustrator – Susan Eaddy

My Love For You Is The Sun

Category – Picture Books

Synopsis (what is it about?) – This book is a parent telling a child  how much she loves him

What did I think? – I though it was a beautiful book. The metaphors were very clever and the art was amazing!

Who else would like it? – Younger kids would like it. It is also a very good books for parents to read to kids, especially at bedtime.



When We Were Very Young


A book of poetry

Category – A book of poetry

Synopsis (what is it about?) – a collection of nonsense poems including poems about Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.

What did I think? – The poems were very enjoyable and each poem was different. It was good because there was always something different about each poem.

Who else would like it – Even though it is an old book, I think other people my age would like it. It is also a good book for parents to read with their kids. Even if you have never read the Winnie the Pooh books, you would still enjoy this book.


Digby’s moon mission

AuthorRenee Price

IllustratorAnil Tortop

Digbys Moon Mission

Category – Picture books

Synopsis (what is it about?) – Follow Digby’s adventure to help the moon

What did I think? – it is a quick and enjoyable picture book. I especially liked how it ends because it is funny and unexpected. I also like how he got his friends involved, the food looks delicious!

Who else would like it? – younger people about 5 and under would like it read it them, as well as people learning to read

Buy it here


Reviewing picture books

To keep lots of great reviews on this blog, while I’m reading some longer books I’m going to be reviewing some really cool picture books.

You might think I’m too big to read picture books, but I’m not. They are awesome with lots of great pictures and funny stories. I also read them to my cousins who are much younger than me.

I hope you enjoy my picture book reviews.


Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor

AuthorJulie Anne Grasso

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Category – Just for fun – this doesn’t fit in any of the challenge categories, I just really like this book and wanted to review it.

Synopsis (what is it about?) – when his cousin Kat disappears from enderby manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene. He follows the evidence to a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, a mad maid and a shifty dwarf, but quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers Kats time is running out.

What did I think? – I thought it was a very interesting book. There were lots of twists and turns, and quirky characters. It was very enjoyable and you would never expect the ending.

Who else would like it? – People who like mystery stories and people who are late primary school.