Lollies 2018: 9-13 Books

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Uncle Shawn and
Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure


written by A. L. Kennedy
illustrated by Gemma Correll
reviewed by Darcey-Marie, 8



What was your laugh out loud moment (or moments) while reading?

My favourite part that made me laugh out loud was when Uncle Shawn just danced when he said he’d rescue Bill, and the funny badger was like what are you doing. I thought you were going to rescue me!?


Who was your favourite character? Why did they make you laugh?

My favourite character was Uncle Shawn as he’s really funny and most of the time he took his caravan with him. Why? Bill was also funny as the thing he described sounded funny.


Write a quote from the book that made you laugh the most!

The introduction to Section 16 that says: “In which there are some pants and some lemonade and Uncle Shawn forgets something very important. But Bill is really happy.”


Pick some of your favourite pages from the book and tell us why you like them.

One of my favourite pages is page 125, where Uncle Shawn shouts: “Look! Look! The farmhouse is falling down! Everything is falling down!” I also liked page 120, when Maude was speaking and her chin was dripping with saliva. It was gross but I liked it. And then I loved the poster on page 493 where is said Mcgloone’s LUXURY LLAMA WOOL SOCKS-SOFT WOOL SHEARED FROM LLAMA NOSES, WILLPROTECT YOUR HEELS AND TOESES by Farmer McGloon

Preview


Why do you like reading funny books?

Boring books don’t have any excitement but funny books do as most of the time funny people put bad guys off the scent. So most of the time funny people win! Like Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie. They’re funny and they win!



Would you recommend this book to brighten to make them laugh?

Yes I would as it’s one of the most funniest books I’ve ever read in my life. I give it as 10 out of 10 for the story!


What else did you like about the book?

I really liked the way the illustrator actually made the pictures and you can see that she didn’t just load them off the web. She drew them! I also really liked the bits about the llama!


Who was your favourite character? Why did they make you laugh?

My favourite character was Uncle Shawn as he’s really funny and most the time he took his caravan with him. Bill was also funny as the things he described sounded funny.

Drawing by Darcey-Marie, 8


Funny rating: 10/10



Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (Kind Of)

created by Liz Pichon
reviewed by Amanda, 10
drawing of Grandad Joe by Kaitlyn, 10

Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of)
What was your laugh out loud moment while reading?

I like the part when Tom said: I never knew old people could be so bendy.’ Also I like that Tom’s grandmother is called Grandma Pete. I like it when Granny Mavis gave Tom cuddly-toy pants.


Pick your favourite page from the book and tell us why you like it.

Page 3 because Tom’s grandparents can speak three different languages and then Tom says: ‘How do you say “You’re an idiot” in any language that Delia won’t understand?’ Then he says that he wants to know as that will be fun to try out! Then Tom’s mum says: ‘I’m not sure Delia understands English sometimes’.


Who was your favourite character? Why did they make you laugh?

I love Tom’s grandparents Granny Pat and Grandad Joe and how they travelled the world.


Grandad Joe by Kaitlyn, 10
Why do you like reading funny books?

I like reading funny books because I like puns and jokes and it’s nice to read something that doesn’t have a lot of drama and horror.


Would you recommend this book to a friend?

I would recommend this book to my friend, Olivia, because when she is sad I would tell her a joke and then she would cheer up.


Funny rating: 10 / 10

My Mum’s Growing Down

written by Laura Dockrill
illustrated by David Tazzyman
reviewed by Ciara, 11

My Mum's Growing Down

What was your laugh out loud moment while reading?

I enjoyed all the poems in this book. Each one gave a funny twist on when your parents can embarass you and the way they do things. I particularly enjoyed the poems about Mum going to the movies, museum, complaining in the restaurant, parents evening and knowing loads about football.

Who was your favourite character? Why did they make you laugh?

There is only two characters in this book, Mum and son. My favourite character was the Mum as it was he who was doing all the embarrassing things.

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Write a quote from the book that made you laugh out loud the most!

“You think you’re so smart just because you teach art, you paint like a fart if you ask me.”


Pick your favourite page or pages from the book and tell us a bit about why you chose them.


My favourite page was 71. I picked this as my favourite page because it has lots of funny images of the mum watching football on the TV and how she must be making her son cringe.

Why do you like reading funny books?


I like reading funny books because they help put me ina good mood and they make the most normal things happen in the most unpredictable ways and they are sooooooo funny.




Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World

written by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
illustrated by Spike Gerrell
reviewed by Finn, 8

Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World


What was your laugh out loud moment while reading?

The funniest bits were the comics because of the funny jokes! The comics also explained the different lessons and facts.

Who was your favourite character? Why did they make you laugh?

Willie P Stains because I really like rude jokes and it made me laugh!

Write a quote from the book that made you laugh the most!

“Why is money called dough
I doughno
Because we knead it
You make no cents”

Pick your favourite page and tell us a bit about why you like it.

My favourite pages were 102 and 103 because I learnt about stadiums. Alex told you about them and the letters told you what to expect.


Why do you like reading funny books?

I like reading funny books because they give me the giggles and I forget about anything sad. I also enjoy funny books because I am keen to read on.


Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World extract
Would you recommend this book to brighten a friend’s day and to make them laugh?


I would recommend to a friend because they would like to learn more about football and it would give them the giggles.





Tell us five words that sum up the book for you.

Educations, amazing, phenomenal, fascinating, stunning


Funny rating: 8/10

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