‘Review of Weirdo’
Review of ‘Weirdo’
Every so often I love to invite young readers I know and admire to submit reviews to Children’s Books Daily. You can see all the ‘child reviews’ if you click on this tag in the categories list. Child reviews give authors and other young readers insight into a book which I as an adult reader may not have. So today I’d like to introduce you to Toby –who is reviewing one of my favourite Australian series for younger readers. I have laughed and laughed reading this series – but there is a good dose of ‘issues’ as well!
Hi. My name is Toby and I am 11 years old. I like dogs, nature and of course books. I enjoy reading books because they are a fun way of learning and relaxing. As many people say ‘…nothing’s better then relaxing with a good book’ and I can well and truly relate to this. I also find it fun doing reviews for this site!
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Written by Anh Do and illustrated by Jules Faber. Review by Toby.
Age range: seven to twelve
Themes: comedy; childhood; starting a new school; visual literacy.
Awards: No awards yet for this book
Teacher’s notes: This is a funny and inspirational book for kids to enjoy – the theme of being different would be helpful in a class room made up of lot of different kids
Synopsis: This book is a lot like a book in the series ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ …just funnier. It is about a kid called Weir Do, who gets teased about his name a lot, but finally, at a new school he starts to feel like he is beginning to fit in.
On his second day of school Weir makes friends with another new kid called Henry. Henry is a little bit slow and always seems to hurt himself. Henry lives on a farm and knows a lot about animals. The story describes the growing friendship between the two boys. Weir is also a very skilled drawer and he loves to combine animals together to create new creatures.
Own opinion: This is a good book for people who want to sit down and have a good laugh. If you like the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series then this book is for you! I really like how it explains so much about the characters so it makes you feel like you are able to get to know each character well. I also like how Weir thinks about everything that is going on in his life.