Katie's Mum

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (32 of 41)
Location: New Zealand


Top Reviewer Ranking: 559,852 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 41
Macbeth The Graphic Novel: Original Text (Unabridg&hellip by John McDonald
My Shakespeare-mad daughter adores this book. She has read it in parts and in full. The illustrations are wonderful, detailed, gritty and compelling. A true graphic novel. The text is unabridged and original and the pictures enable a younger reader to follow the story. She has now started collecting the other plays in this series, she lives Shakespeare - and not only has memorized many famous lines, but speaks in as Shakespearean way as possible during the day, to make things interesting!
No-one has told her Shakespeare is difficult - she is seven and loves the plot, although she doesn't understand the madness, she has a fabulous grasp of the big concepts. The three witches are… Read more
The Hieroglyphs Handbook: Teach Yourself Ancient E&hellip by Philip Ardagh
This arrived recently and has been devoured by my Egyptologist seven year old daughter. She has been dipping into hieroglyphics since she was four and was ready for something more advanced. The book is aimed squarely at children aged 7 - 12. Easy reading, plenty of white space, jokey cartoons, not too thick...
There is plenty to get your teeth into. This is not a serious 'how to' guide for reading hieroglyphs, it IS a fascinating book on simple alphabet, grammar and sentences. Certainly enough to whet the appetite. It reminds me of the easy style of the
'horrible' books.

It is pocket sized and lightweight. It's just plain good fun.
Romans (Henry's House) by Philip Ardagh
Romans (Henry's House) by Philip Ardagh
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For those not familiar with Henry's house, it is a cartoon book with plenty of jokes plus a lot of facts. It is easy to read, colorful and slim. My seven year old and four year old girls adore this series. It is a lot of fun and they retain the information! They pick up Henry's house above fiction all the time.

Appealing to both boys and girls, and with an age of 6-9, I imagine it would be successful with struggling older readers due to it's subject matter.

It can be read from cover to cover or dipped into ( toilet reading!) and there are arguments over who had the book first. It is so popular. You can even wipe the cover clean!