Books in English 2

Books Didi English

Our five recommended books of the month:

Silly Book....
The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words
Andy Seed

Now, this is the perfect book for Didi. It lists strange and wacky words, internet slang, long words, intriguing words beginning with Q, and even baby-talk. It also gives you idea for word games you could play anywhere and jokes you could amuse your friends and family with.

What we liked about it:
You could read this book from any point, start at the end if you fancy. A special mention for the list of “portmanteau creations” : words invented by mixing two words, like ‘Chill + relax’ = ‘Chillax’ or ‘Fantastic + Fabulous’ = ‘Fantabulous’. Read more on page 111 of the book.

Roald Dahl
Charlie and the great glass elevator
Roald Dahl

OK, so we all know about Charlie and the chocolate factory, yes? This book is a sequel, with Charlie, his grandparents, Mr Wonka, all in the glass elevator. A mad story for children who love surprises.

What we liked about it:

We were already very fond of Charlie and his grandparents so it didn’t take us long to want to read what happened once Charlie had inherited the factory from Mr Wonka.

Time travelling with a hamster
Time travelling with a hamster
Ross Welford

Al has to travel back to 1984 to save his dad – in a time machine! His hamster will die several time in the process. This is a brilliant story with a lot of suspense and humour. Probably for the 8-10 years old among you.

What we liked about it:
We like Al, his grandpa Byron and his sister Carly. Once you embark on this story you will want to know what happens next and won’t be able to stop reading.

Aesop's fables
Aesop’s Fables
Michael Morpurgo

You may know some of these fables already like the Hare and the Turtoise or the Lion and the Mouse. Don’t let that put you off. This is a great book with 21 stories and each of them bring thoughts that will make you reflect.

What we liked about it:
The stories are short and there is a moral of the story at the end, like “Kindness is more important than strength” or “Take what comes to you, don’t be picky”. Plenty to think about.

Mad about monkeys
Mad about Monkeys
Owen Davey

At first glance you may think this is a book for little ones. Actually it’s not, because there is a lot of very interesting, and in-depth information about monkeys. You could well become an expert if you read is all carefully.
What we liked about it:
The drawings are amazing and did you know there is a Hindu god called Hanuman who is a human-like monkey commanding a monkey army? Bet you didn’t.

Do you know any of these books ? Would you like to share your opinion with other readers ? Please leave a comment below. 

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