Aiden’s Review of Frank Einstein and the Electro Finger By Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Brian Biggs

Synopsis :The book is called Frank Einstein and the Electro Finger. It is about a boy called Watson, who creates many different inventions and tests many experiments.

What i liked about the writing :I liked the fact that the book had many characters such as Watson and MR T. Edison. I liked Watson because he was an inventor, he was very creative, and I also want to be an inventor. MR T. Edison was Watson’s nemesis and this made the story more exciting.

What I liked about the illustrations: I liked the illustrations because it was very detailed and had many scientific drawings and showed the positive and negative charges.

Scientists I learned about :I learned about Nikola Tesla, he tried to accomplish wireless electricity and sir Isaac Newton, he developed the theories of gravity and the laws of motion.

I give this book 9/10

Reviewed by Aiden, age 9

Foxy Tales: 03: The Great Jail Break By Caryl Hart Illustrated by Alex T Smith

Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life behind bars for these two hapless rogues?

This is the third title in an hilarious series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team.

Hachette Books

Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford, Illustrated by Qin Leng

After the king declares it’s time for Princess Candi to get married, the math-loving princess decides to carry out a husband search on her own. Not knowing how to find such a creature, she turns to fairytales for inspiration and ends up using every method in the books, from kissing frogs to slaying monsters. But will she find her Prince Charming? Or just a bunch of duds who cheat, cry and make armpit noises? This swashbuckling tale is brimming with romance, algebra problems and at least one very large pickle.

Simply Read Books

Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, illustrated by Chris Riddell

With this first book in Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales series, the famed comedian, actor, and bestselling author delivers a hilarious retelling of an old fairytale favourite that will appeal to adults and children alike.

Simon & Schuster

Also check out his youtube channel The Trews (more for the adults than the children).

The Shark-Headed Bear Thing by Barry Hutchison, illustrated by Chris Mould

In an alternate 15th century, where dragons roam, sailing ships transform into submarines, and blacksmiths build steampunk robots, ten-year-old orphan Benjamin Blank battles monsters, rescues maidens and discovers fantastic new lands, but never quite manages to get his homework handed in on time. Each adventure sees Ben and his friends, Paradise Little and Wesley Chant, face a new monstrous menace.

Published by Nosy Crow

Febuary 5th 2015

Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Selected and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

Originally published in 1991, this stunning collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist Lisbeth Zwerger, has been expanded with three stories. It is also completely redesigned in the same handsome format as the artist’s recently published Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and The Wizard of Oz. The artist has selected eleven of her favorite tales-familiar stories such as “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “The Nightingale,” as well as lesser-known stories, such as “The Sandman,” “The Jumpers,” and “The Rose Tree Regiment.” All are illustrated with Zwerger’s signature style-marked by wit, grace, elegant simplicity, and insouciant charm.

Available from Amazon

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Sara Fanelli

I accidently bought this book in French. Unfortunately I can’t speak or read a word of it. Never-the-less Sara Fanelli’s illustrations are so incredible, I don’t really mind.

Maybe my children will be able to speak French one day and enjoy the story as well as the artwork.