Fantastic Book Reviews!

Thanks to Ms Meehan and her team of Merry Men who took the time to read The great Roald Dahl book  MATILDA  and then went to such trouble to share their comprehensive reviews with us all.

WELL DONE BOYS!

Book Review – by Conor Walsh

Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

This book is about a little girl who has mean parents and a mean principal but a nice teacher called Ms. Honey.

I liked this book because I liked Matilda. She can move objects with her eyes and she is a genius. It is also a very funny book like when Matilda put glue in her father’s hat. It was funny to see him try and pull it off.

My favourite part was when Matilda scared Ms. Trunchbull. She played a trick. She used her eye powers to move chalk on the board. It looked like Ms. Trunchbull was being haunted. Ms Trunchbull got a big surprise and fell to the ground.

My favourite character was Matilda because she was brave. She had special eye powers that can move anything she stares at. She could read books when she was only one.

I would recommend this book to my Mom and Dad and I would help them.  Matilda2

 

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Book Review – by Kyle O Halloran

Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

This book is about a girl called Matilda. She was a genius. Her parents were very mean but she had a very nice teacher. Her principal’s name was Ms. Trunchbull and she was extremely cruel.

I liked the book because it was funny. The characters were funny and there was a lot of funny incidents like when Matilda was haunting Ms. Trunchbull and when Lavender put a newt in Ms. Trunchbull’s drink.

My favourite part was when Ms. Trunchbull swung a little girl around by the pigtails and threw her outside the school.

Matilda3  It made me laugh when she was flying over the fence.

I thought the book was a bit long and I didn’t like when people were put in the chokey for nothing.

Matilda was my favourite character because she was really sneaky and she had power with her eyes.

I would recommend this book to third or higher.

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Book review – by Toibi Jones

Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

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This book was about a girl named Matilda and she is a genius. She has two very mean parents and a mean principal.

I liked the way the book was funny. Lavender, Matilda’s friend, put a newt in Ms. Trunchbull’s drink. I also liked the way Matilda had special eye powers. She can make magic things happen.

My favourite part was when Matilda put superglue in her father’s hat and it got stuck on his head. I thought it was very funny.

My one criticism of the book is that it is a bit too long.

My favourite character was Ms. Trunchbull. Roald Dahl’s descriptions are very good. She is big and mean and hates kids. When she gets angry she picks children up and swing them around.

I would recommend this book to third class and up.

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Book Review – by Ross Bradshaw

Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

This book was about a girl called Matilda and she is a genius. She had really mean parents.

I liked the book because I thought it was funny for example when Lavender put a newt in The Trunchbull’s water and when the hat got stuck to her Da’s head. I also liked the way Matilda had powers. I also liked the character Ms. Honey. She stuck up for Matilda when she got in trouble.

My favourite part was when Matilda went to live with Ms. Honey. She was happy then because she didn’t have any mean people in her family.

One thing I didn’t like about the book was it was a little too long.   matilda6

My favourite character was Ms. Trunchbull because she was harsh and scary. Roald Dahl described her as formidable. She was like an ape.

I would recommend this book to anyone from third class up.

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Book Review by Ronan Masterson

Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

This book is about a girl named Matilda who is a genius and has a mean principal and a Mam and Dad that don’t love her. But she had a teacher that was nice.

I liked the book because it was funny for example when Lavender played a prank on the Trunchbull. I liked the fact that Matilda was a genius. She could read adult books and when she did sums her brain was like a calculator. I liked that she had special eye powers and she wrote on the board ‘Give my Jenny back her house’ and The Trunchbull fainted.

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My favourite part was when Bruce Bogtrotter ate all the cake because The Trunchbull got angry, whacked the plate off his head and it broke.

I didn’t  like when The Trunchbull put children in the chokey for no reason for example, Matilda got thrown in the chokey because her father sold The Trunchbull a car that broke down.  I also didn’t like the way Matilda played tricks on people and then laughed afterwards.

My favourite character was Ms. Trunchbull because she is mean to the kids and she wanted to make a spray that could get rid of kids. I thought it was funny when she was cruel and a bully.

I would recommend this book to anyone in third class to sixth class.