(shh! this not a boring book, this is a superduper book what ever the title says)
I started the Reading Festival with a book and I am finishing it with a book!
The Boring Book by Vasanti Unka is about some words in a really boring book that decide it is time to have fun. So they don’t just stay in straight rows, they slip and slide on the page. And they make pictures of things (like we have been doing in our picture poems). And they go outside and jump into signs. BUT they got so noisy everyone got cross and all the words VANISHED!
And how do you think the world was then?
Write and tell me what you think the world would be like with no words or books!
Send to email@example.com. Include your name, age, year and name of school. I will have a spot prize for a favourite answer.
Daniel has written a very cool poem about his favourite place to read. I wonder where he reads when it is raining? His poem is full of juicy lines that are delicious to read. I love ‘a bump on the branch.’ Great job Daniel!
Raevyn goes to Russley School in Christchurch and was inspired by Margaret Mahy’s Dashing Dog poem to write one herself. I loved reading this with its dashing lines and bouncy words. Great job!
I have a kind dog
she is a really playful dog
I love her to bits
and she loves me too
she is a German shepherd
a very jumpy dog
she gets excited when she sees people
my dog knows how to do tricks
my dog is very tricky to play to play with
she is a speedy dog
my dog loves going in the river
she is so speedy that I can’t beat her
By Raevyn, Year 5
Two lovely poems from Gemma. Thanks, your poems have painted pictures for me!
I am glad my book arrived safely!
I have written 2 poems this week.
I hope you like reading them as much as I liked writing them!
Thank you from
1. My favourite place to read
The Book Nook
In my book nook
I hear only the flutter of the pages
As I read on
Until I finish the book
But then I start another.
I feel quite peaceful
I smell the ink on the pages
I taste the excitement of the story
No one knows I’m in my nook
It is my cave
Books surrounding me like bears
But I see only words
2. A poem as the favourite character
The Silver Chair
Through the portal
Sent by Aslan
To find Green Kirtle
Spells and tricks
In the name of Aslan
Before it is too late
What a busy few weeks it has been on Poetry Box celebrating reading with all your help!
I have a few more things to post today and then on Monday I will announce the spot prizes.
A big thanks to everyone who joined in! Yesterday was the last day for entries to all the challenges as today I am making my picks.
Thanks to you, I have a little list of books to go on the hunt for — just as I am about to enjoy my summer reading months. Bliss!
Two Year 5 students, Kyle and Cody, from Russley School have reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Kyle: My favourite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid– Third Wheel. It was written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney. My favourite part is when Greg finally finds a date but him and Rowley have the same date.
Cody (age 10, Year 5): My favourite book I’m reading is: Diary of a Wimpy Kid– Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney and illustrated by him too. The sad bit about the book is that Rowley Jefferson ditched his best friend Greg Hefley for a girlfriend, so Greg tries to find a new best friend in middle school. But Greg was wrong- finding another best friend is really hard because all the kids think they’re too cool for school.
Ben T and Alex W go to Russley School and I think I can guess what kind of books they like to read. They have written poems from the point-of-view of a character in a favourite book. I like the way they made the characters come alive and they didn’t bother to tell the story. It was like they tried to get inside a moment and inside the head of the character. Great job!
I had fun hunting for book titles in this poem. How many can you find? What a great idea to make a poem together with a friend.
by Monica and Ella (Year 6, Russley School)
trek through Northwood, around the twist
over the seas to Port Blanc
across the bridge to the hidden house
a skeleton key’s under a plank
the travelling restaurant will meet you
at a lake made of crocodile tears
you will sail around Snakehead Cliff
to Goldilocks and the Three Bears
they’ll give you directions
to the fountain of youth
in which you’ll discover
the ring of truth
Two six-year-olds from Russley School were inspired by Eric Cale’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar (I love this book!) to write a poem from the caterpillar’s perpsective. What fun! I loved reading these. Great job Max and Michael!