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~image~The Wonky Donkey
TitleThe Wonky Donkey
AuthorCraig Smith
Reviewed byM Pennicott
My review is for
This book is

Fiction

It is about

​A donkey who has 3 legs he is also stinky and he likes to listen to country music and one morning he woke up, he didn't have any coffee.

I think the best thing about the book is

​When the bird in the book, steals wonkey donkeys eye

I really liked this book, the illustrations were gorgeous and the wacky idea of sea creatures controlling a human diving suit was very imaginative. The characters were good too, I thought Sophia was a great protagonist and the Aqualand manager was very well drawn and described.  It also had a message about greed, like how the Aqualand manager was all about money and profiting off the poor marine biologist (Sophia's uncle). I liked the ending, how Sophia's uncle found the Aquanaut at the end of the story a year later, it was a great heartfelt story and I can't wait to forget about it and read it again!


I rate it5
ID2
TitleThe Wonky Donkey
 
~image~The Aquanaut
TitleThe Aquanaut
AuthorDan Santat
Reviewed byRoman C
My review is for
This book is

​Fiction

It is about

​This book is about a small band of sea creatures who live in a diving suit together called the Aquanaut. They are determined to find their way to Aqualand, a marine theme park where they think they will find liberty and safety although it’s a place where poor sea creatures are kept in captivity. Along the way they find Sophia, a friendly girl who helps them hide their sea-life identity by hiding in the backrooms of Aqualand. They encounter the threat of being caught by the manager who will try to take the Aquanaut for scientific experiments and profit greatly from it.

I think the best thing about the book is

​What I most enjoyed about this book is the Aquanaut and the beautiful style of drawing, the Aquanaut is a great character and it’s no mystery they’re on the front cover. The art in this book was really nice and the colour choice mainly focusing around blues, greens and reds was a great mix.

I really liked this book, the illustrations were gorgeous and the wacky idea of sea creatures controlling a human diving suit was very imaginative. The characters were good too, I thought Sophia was a great protagonist and the Aqualand manager was very well drawn and described.  It also had a message about greed, like how the Aqualand manager was all about money and profiting off the poor marine biologist (Sophia’s uncle). I liked the ending, how Sophia’s uncle found the Aquanaut at the end of the story a year later, it was a great heartfelt story and I can’t wait to forget about it and read it again!

I rate it3
ID1
TitleThe Aquanaut