2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I read this book to my year 3 class in Southampton. We chose this book because we felt it would appeal to boy readers and it was also short - only 80 pages. This made it perfect for keeping the children's attention and creating learning tasks based on the story.
But what did the children think...
"It was mind-blowing. It was awesome because it was creepy and shocking, whilst being funny and interesting."
"The book did make me have a few bad dreams because it had a lot of people being killed in it but I am pleased that we finished it because I now feel a lot better about it."
"Tim is my favourite character because he takes baths with plastic ducks,… Read more
The book that I am writing this review on is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. The setting of the book is in a place called Camp Green Lake in Texas. The main character of the novel is named Stanley Yelnats IV who is a normal boy whose life was strangely turned around.
It is an adventure story packed with flashbacks, sudden and unusual twists.
Stanley is a very caring and willing boy from an unlucky family that has been cursed. Other characters in the book include; Zero, X-ray, Squid, Zig-Zag, Magnet, Armpit, Mr Sir, The Warden and Mr Pendanski.
When Stanley is at Camp Green Lake - a junvenile detention camp - he has to dig holes all day.
The chapters in… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4MD have been reading this book as part of their Literacy lessons. They found that the build up of tension towards the end of the story made it more exciting. One child did wonder what the point of the opening page was as it added nothing to the rest of the story. Almost all of the children loved the illustrations and the contrast of colour against black and white.
Another child felt it was easy to read so everyone could access it. The class would recommend the story to others who are a little bit younger, but may need it to be read to them.
Most of the children would want to read more books by Anthony Browne in the future.