The children in Year Three are examining books written by author Alexander T. Smith in Literacy this week. They have been challenged to create a book review, expressing their own personal opinion about a given text. The children are hoping that by writing a book review, Alexander T. Smith will become popular as an author within Broad Heath Primary. Can they take the challenge?









LO: To express a personal opinion about a book

Write a book review based upon a story by Alexander T. Smith. Remember to inform the reader about the title and purpose of the text! Refer to these key questions to help you with the book review.

What do you like about it?

Did it use effective language?

 Is the setting description effective?

Who would the best audience be for this book?

Would you persuade someone to read it?

18 thoughts on “

  1. *Title:Foxy and the egg.
    *characters:Foxy and the egg
    * setting: the setting is in a house.
    *plot: at the start of the story foxy invites over her friend whitch is a egg and foxy wanted to eat the egg so she fed the egg as much as she likes and says to the egg why don’t you stay over for the night.And in the night something bad happened .

  2. What do you like about it?
    Q1) . I like AlexanderT. Smith’s books because they are funny, the book I like is Claude in the city .

    Did it use effective language ?
    Q2) . Yes there is effective language in Claude in the city.

    Is the setting description effective?
    Q3).Yes because it describes the settings with adjectives and creativity.

    Who would be the best audience for this book?
    Q4)young children 5-8.

    Would you persuade someone to read this book?
    Q5)Yes because it is funny and interesting .
    *Title:Claude in the city
    *Author: Alexander T.smith
    *Audience :4-8
    *characters:Claude ,owner and sock.
    *setting:The city

  3. What do you like about it?
    I like Claude in the city because in that story they use a lot of effective language did, used creativity and illustrations.

    Did it use a lot of effective language?
    It used a lot of effective language such as adjectives, punctuation and conjunctions.

    Is the setting description effective?
    Yes because there is a lot of illustrations and adjectives.

    The best audience would be children from 5-9

    I would persuade this book because it is interesting

  4. Book review



    Audience:This is for ages 5 to 9.

    Genre: This is children’s books.

    Plot:Primrose has a really boring life.The king and queen spend ages just teaching Primrose how to wave in a royal carriage.They rang grandma because they knew there was a problem with Primrose.

    This is a really nice and surprisingly book.

  5. Title:Primrose

    Author:Alex T Smith

    Genre:Children’s book

    Plot:In Primrose there is a cheeky little girl that loves to mess about but she doesn’t always get away with it…

    Audience:Children 5-8

    Recommendations:I recommend this book because it is hilarious and cheeky.If you think you are cheeky than this is your book.

  6. I like Claude in the city because it is a adventure story and I like adventure plus it used its Claude in the city has a good set of effective language.
    The setting description is very effective because it has effective adjectives
    The best audience for this book is children
    I would persuade someone to read it because it’s funny and at the end you wouldn’t expect what would happen

  7. Tittle: Egg

    Author: Alexader. T smith

    Genre: Children’s comedy and REALY FUNNY!!!

    Plot: A EGGTASTIC plan for Foxy do boi trying to eat the egg well a suspicious surprise will come somewhere in the story.

    Audience: I think it should be at least 4-7 and the book costs £6.99!!! 😱😱😱

    Recommend: I think it is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Out of⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂😄😄😄😉😉😮😮😮😮😱😱😱😱

  8. The thing I like about Claude in the city is that there is a lot of creativity and imagination in it.
    The author used a lot of effective language.
    The setting description is very effective because it describes the settings with very effective adjectives.Children age 6-8 are the best audience for this book.
    I wouldn’t persuade someone to read it although there is a lot of imagination and creativity I think there should be another part after the part the humongous egg hatches.

  9. Title: Egg

    Author: Alex T. Smith

    Genre: Children’s comedy.

    Plot: Foxy plants a plan against a mysterious egg. But things don’t go to plan when Foxy lets the egg in…

    Audience: I think this is suitable for 5 to 9 age. The book is only £6.99! 😳

    Recommendation: I think you should read the this because it is an outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. He might not be the best author but he is ts still high up there with Roald Dahl

  10. Author: Alex T smith

    Audience: children 👶

    Title: The egg

    Setting : Mr Foxs house

    Plot : Mr Fox found a egg on the door and wanted to eat it. But there was something unusual and there’s a surprise ending to Mr Fox.

    Title:Claude on Holiday
    Author:Alex T Smiths
    Genre:An adventure story
    Plot:Claude goes on holiday to the beach with his best friend Sir Bobbly Sock
    Audience:Children’s book
    Recommendation:I really liked the book. Read this amazing book. It is hilarious because it has funny character names. I just really like the adventures.

  12. Claude on holiday:

    What l like about this book is that there are funny things in every Claude book and also funny names like Mr and Mrs Shiny shoes and Sir bobbly sock.

    It also used effective language and also made it funny.
    I think the setting description was good.
    The best audience for this book is children’s.
    Yes I wold persuade someone to read this book.

  13. I like that it is funny and entertaining and that his best friend is an sock and his owners are shoes and it hillarious

    Yes it did use effective language😀😄😊😌😚🤓😅🙂😍😜😎

    Yes the setting description is affective😀😄😊😌😚🤓😅🙂😍😜😎

    Kids would be the best audience

    By saying it is hillarious and funny and that claud is no odinary dog he has a sock as a freind and his owners are pairs of super shiny shoes and he secretly has epic adventures with mr subobbly sock his sock freind and is very good for kids

    Book review

    Title:Claud On Hioliday👣👣👣



    Plot:Claude secretly has an aventure like always TO THE BEACH👣👣👣!!and of course takes his sock and meets some French people.


    Recommendation:I would recommend the book because it is humours hillarious and funny also it is recommended for children

  14. Claude in the city

    I like it because it has funny names like doctor ackeing bum and mr bobbly sock and mr and Mrs shiny shoes

    It makes it funny by the language like deep and light

    I like the background because it actually describes the book

    I think children would be the best

    Yes if I think it’s a great book.

  15. Alex T Smith Book Review:

    Title: Claude on Holiday
    Author:Alexander T Smith
    Genre: Adventure Book
    Summary Plot: Claude is on Holiday with his best friend,Sir BobblySock,His day turns out great when he gets on a adventure.
    Audience: Children
    Reccomdation:I liked the book because it has lots of humour and it is funny.This is because Alex T Smith is really amazing in writing childishly books.

    What do I like about it?
    It uses humour and it is funny and I like Alex T smith Claude in the City books .😘

    Did it use effective language?
    Yes it did use nice language because it had fabulous names and the description was great.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Is the setting description effective?
    Yeah I really think that is is attractive and the best the best for little children

  16. Title:Egg


    Audience:quite young children.

    Plot:there’s a fox called foxy da boi has found a egg and has a hatching plan he will make the egg fat and huge to eat just wait until the end for the pizzaz.

    My opinion:get the book for £5.99 expensive but worth it.

    Genre:for these ages 5-9 that’s the age.

  17. Title: Claude on holiday
    Author: Alex.T.Smith
    I like that the Pirates like Claude’s suitcase more than treasure
    It used funny and effective language
    The setting is effective because it was nice and lovely and realistic
    The best audience is children
    Yes I would persuade someone to read it
    I’d give it a 8/10 stars

  18. 1) I like Alexander T. Smith because he does funny books.
    The book I like is foxy and the egg
    2) the book used effective language.
    3) the setting description is effective.
    The best audience for this book is 4-8
    Yes I would persuade someone to read this book.

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