May Book Reviews

“It doesn’t matter if you’re not a dinosaur fan, I’m not either. This book is a story about family, friendship, betrayal, and the dark secrets behind war … I rate this book a 4.5 t-rex’s out of five.”

Friendly Bee and Friends

“Are you an animal lover? Then you would probably like Friendly Bee and Friends by Sean E Avery. This book is a graphic novel that features a friendly bee who thinks everyone is his friend. The most interesting thing about this book is the names of the characters which includes angry wasp, enormous hairy spider, slightly peckish caterpillar, and many more … I think this would be a great book for somebody still learning how to read.”

“Do you like books that are funny? Then Friendly Bee and Friends by Sean E Avery might be a great book for you. I won’t give away too much, but it’s about a friendly bee and an angry wasp who live in the wild and are trying to be friends with a spider. I really enjoyed the amazing illustrations … Read it for yourself and see!”

“Have you ever wanted to know what friendly bees think? Friendly Bee and Friends tells the story of a friendly bee who tries to make lots of friends. Friendly Bee tries to make friends with Grumpy Wasp and also tries to make a boring caterpillar feel special. The pictures really help explain the story. The style of the book is a graphic novel. I really liked this book because it has lots of adventures and I like adventures.”

Reviews by George, James and Caitlin

Deadlands: Hunted

“In the front of the book there was a map of Cretacoea where the story takes place. I would suggest looking in the back of the book before you start reading to find out what the main dinosaurs look like. I found the book challenging and I learned some new words … I would like to read more of this author’s books. Overall, I rate this an 8 out of 5 sauropods. Psst, you should totally read this book!”

“Ever feel like you don’t fit in, or you’re expected to be someone that you’re not? Or maybe you just want a great book about friendship, endurance and betrayal? Well you’ll be pleased to know I have the perfect book for you, and it’s called – drumroll please – The Deadlands Hunted! … I know the name doesn’t sound very feel-good, but trust me: it is. It’s okay if you’re a little bit nervous with chapter books but there’s no need to be worried. This book is an easy read and a really really amazing story … It doesn’t matter if you’re not a dinosaur fan, I’m not either. This book is a story about family, friendship, betrayal, and the dark secrets behind war … I rate this book a 4.5 t-rex’s out of five.”

“Do you like books that are adventurous with a little bit of mystery? Then Deadlands Hunted could be a great book for you. Deadlands Hunted and is about several different dinosaur kingdoms going into war … Eleri, the disgraced son of a prince, joins five other exiles to go on a wild adventure … I would rate this book 5 stars and would recommend this book to anyone who likes to go on adventures.”

“Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if dinosaurs could talk? What if they could wage wars, kill each other, because they have been told lies? Then The Deadlands Hunted by Skye Melki-Wegner is perfect for you. It’s an adventure book that shows all the real friendship qualities that make up a real friend … This story’s main setting is the Deadlands, a desert-y type place where dinosaurs barely survive a day. Deadlands Hunted is about a dinosaur called Elery who dreams about becoming a storyteller, not a soldier like he’s meant to be. When he’s exiled to the deadlands, he meets a bunch of new dinosaurs who have also been exiled. Will they become friends and stop the war, or will they work against each other? What I love about this book is that it tells me a strong message. The message is: no matter who you are, no matter what you are, you can be friends with anyone. So what are you doing just sitting there? Get reading!”

Reviews by Bronte, Ava, Clarissa and Giorgia