Jake McCarthy, age six, resident of Altadena, California, reviews a book a week. It's a service to parents and kids everywhere in elementary school who are always looking for something good to read.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Jake's Review of Five Children and It

Five Children and It written by E. Nesbit
Reviewed by Jake McCarthy

IT all started when Cyril, Anthea, Robert, and Jane all dug in the sand pit (gravel pit) and met a Psammead, and IT granted wishes one time every day. So the children wished for a lot of things and they all come true. The wishes are things like, "we want to be pretty." The Psammead puffs up and grants wishes that way.

I like this book because of all of the special wishes.

Jake's Review of The Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1, The Capture

The Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book 1, The Capture written by Kathryn Lasky
Reviewed by Jake McCarthy

Soren lives with his family in the forest of Tyto. In Tyto, Soren falls out of his nest and is snatched off the ground and into the dangers of St. Aggie's Orphanage for Orphaned Owls. In St. Aggie's, Gylfie (Soren's friend) meets Soren, and during sleepmarches, Soren and Gylfie stay in the sleep position but talk to each other so they don't get moon-blinked. Then when their flight feathers come in, they fly away to seek their parents.

I like this book because of all the adventures Soren and Gylfie have.