Have you a favourite book?
Do you know why it is your favourite book?
How does the book make you feel?
Who is your favourite character in the book?
What do you like about them?
Is there anything you don’t like about your favourite character?
Have you read any other books by the same author?
If you can answer these questions you can write a book review.
Writing your own book review
When you write a review of a book it helps you understand the book better. Sometimes when you look at a book again, you notice things you didn’t before. You might find out what kind of books you enjoy most and why you like them. Writing down your thoughts and ideas also helps you to become a better writer as well as a better reader. When you write things down it helps to organize your thoughts.
Authors Love to Get Feedback And Reviews from Children
Authors who write children’s books love to get feedback from the people they write for, and that is you, the children/ teenagers. So, let your voices be heard. Tell us what you think.
I asked some readers of my books what their favourite book was and why. A couple of sisters, Ciara and Erin Pettit-Mee, said:
”Rory Gumboots’, because it was imaginative and you could carry on more adventures with Rory.’
Jack Welsman said:
”The Reckolahesperus’ because of the word, Reckolahesperus, the drawings, and the story.’
Joni Clarke said:
‘My favourite book was, ‘Hattie and Jacques Love London’. I like the way that it’s like looking from the perspective of a mouse. I also like how things are described, so you can imagine them, even without having to look at the illustrations. The illustrations were also fantastic. I like the part where Jacques is dancing on the head of the beefeater!’
My granddaughter, Holly Moynihan, said she likes, ‘Frances Darwin Investigates’, because she likes the story, especially the ending, and the great illustrations, ( her dad did the illustrations).
I look forward to reading any book reviews you send on to firstname.lastname@example.org Happy reading!