Happy Tuesday, Year 2!
Yesterday, we asked you to create a book review for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark. Today’s challenge is to create a book review for another book you have read recently. It could be fiction, non-fiction, a book you loved, a book you hated, a book you read to a sibling or a book you’ve read so many times that you’ve lost count!
We’d love to hear what books you’ve chosen to review so please let us know in the comments below. See if you can persuade anyone to read the story you’ve chosen (or not to!)
What should my book review include?
Your family and friends need to know what story you are reviewing! Make sure you include a title at the beginning so that they know. This could be as simple as ‘Book Review for The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ or it could be something more creative – you decide.
A summary is a short piece of writing that explains what the story is about. It doesn’t need to be very detailed and you shouldn’t be spoiling the best bits or the ending of the story for anyone! Have a look at the example summary on the book review below.
What did you like about the story? Were there any characters that you particularly liked? What did you like about them?
Did you enjoy reading this story? Was the writing detailed enough? Could you have thought of better adjectives/adverbs? Did you like the main character? Were the sentence openers interesting and varied enough? Did the author use enough detail to describe each character? Did you have lots of unanswered questions at the end?
Think about what you would change if you had written the story.
Finally, we would like you to explain who you would recommend this book to. Would it be to someone who loves to read fairytales? Or someone who’s favourite book is Horrid Henry? Is it scary enough for someone who loves Goosebumps?
Have a look at our book review of Supertato for more guidance below.