Transatlantic Book Project: Recommendations from Mr. Waller’s Class


Transatlantic
Book Project 

Recommendations from Mr. Waller’s Class

 

Martin Waller is a
Class 5 (Grade 5) teacher at Holy Trinity Rosehill School in the North East of
England. Last March, he and I decided to launch a joint book project. In this
project, Mr. Waller’s students tell me about the books they enjoy reading. When
they post about their favorite books, they earn a special Book Project Badge.

Today I am passing along their
recommendations from the last several months. Whenever I could, I added a link.

 

Josh recommends:

The Twits by Roald Dahl

I
like The Twits because Mr. and Mrs.
Twit always play pranks on each other. I also like it how they eat weird food
like bird pie.

My
name is Josh. I love football. My favourite food is chicken. My favourite
colour is red, and I am ten (10).


Melissa recommends:

The Giraffe,
the Pelly and Me
by
Roald Dahl

I
like The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me because
it talks about chocolate and candy and it’s really funny.

My
name is Melissa. I love horse riding. My favourite food is cheese. My favourite
colors are yellow and orange and I am 9. My birthday is on the 28th of October.

 

Poppy recommends:

Matilda by Roald Dahl

I
like the book Matilda because it is
funny and it is suitable for children and adults. I think people will enjoy
reading this book.


Idrees recommends:

The Diary
of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
by Jeff Kinney

I
like Hard Luck because it’s funny and
about a few characters. Some of them are Greg, Rowley, Holly, Rodrick, Manny
and a lot more.

Idrees
likes homemade chicken and chips with garlic sauce and ketchup. Age 10


Milly recommends:

Demon
Dentist
by
David Walliams (sorry, no link)

Demon Dentist is about a new
dentist in town, and as the title explains, she is a demon. There is a boy
called Ben, and one day he goes to the dentist. When he wakes up, he finds that
all of his teeth have been taken out! At the end, the dentist, which she said
to the kids to call her Mummy, captures Gabz, Ben’s girlfriend and Ben, but
they escape, and then the dentist, Miss Root, falls into her own stone burning
toothpaste and she dies.

Milly
likes singing and dancing.

JoshI
like this book too. I think it is really funny.


Milly recommends:

Gangsta
Granny

by David Walliams

Gangsta Granny is about a granny,
who Ben, a young boy, thinks is boring until he finds a secret tin of jewels.
When Ben finds out, he starts planning to find and steal more and more. Near
the end, she is in hospital because she fell while looking for some cabbage
soup. Anyway, Ben sneaks Granny out of the hospital in a wheelchair and plans
to steal the Queen’s crown jewels, but the Queen sees them and lets them off
the hook. At the very end, she dies and Ben lives with only his mother and
father.

Milly
likes singing and dancing.


Matthew recommends:

Diary
of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
by Jeff Kinney

I
recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
because it is very funny. There is a kid called Rowly and Greg they get in a lot
of trouble when their parents aren’t there.

 

Jack recommends: 

Demon Dentist by David Walliams (sorry, no link)

I
would like to recommend Demon Dentist.
It is a great book by David Walliams. It is about Alfie Grithith who is amazed
at the tooth witch .

My
name is Jack. I like karate and running. And playing the guitar.

 

Katie recommends:

The Boy
in the Dress
by
David Walliams

I
would recommend The Boy in the Dress.
It is a great book by David Walliams. I like this book because, there is a boy
and his mam left him, brother and their dad. He tries to see him mam again.

 

Amelia recommends:

George’s
Marvelous Medicine
by
Roald Dahl

It
is about a boy called George whose grandma hates George but she doesn’t act
like it when his parents are there, so when his parents go out his grandma
bosses him about. George had had enough of his grandma so he made a special
medicine that his grandma takes every day at 11:00a.m. George made a magic
medicine that made his grandma grow very tall and she went through the roof of
the house and as soon as his parents come home they are wondering why his
grandmother is through the roof but his father loved it so he could make his
animals larger and make more money.

 

Thanks
so much for your book recommendations! I’m looking forward to reading David
Walliams’ books—he’s a new author for me!

Gail


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