Welcome to another instalment of Charming Kids Read Books – book reviews by kids, for kids! This week our buddy Hayden joins us again. You can read his previous review of Derek Danger Dale here, but this week he’s looking at a recent release from the hugely popular Geronimo Stilton series.
The Hunt For The Golden Book by Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic RRP: $15.99
According to his bio, Geronimo Stilton is the publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette, Mouse Island’s most famouse newspaper. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton enjoys collecting antique cheese rinds, playing golf, and telling stories to his nephew Benjamin. There’s speculation about who the ‘real’ writer (or writers) behind the pseudonym might be, but as far as most of Stilton’s avid fans are concerned, it really doesn’t matter. Stilton writes colourful adventures packed with humour and lively illustrations, recommended for the 8-12 year old reader, but enjoyed by many who are older than that!
Hayden, aged 10 (and a half!), is an avid reader who found The Hunt for the Golden Book easy to read and enjoyable. He’s a bit of an expert, having read many of the Geronimo Stilton books, so he shared his thoughts with us on this Special Edition.
“I have read many Geronimo Stilton books, and own a collection of them myself. I enjoy reading about his adventures, and this story was even better.
The book is about Geronimo writing a book called The Golden Book, to celebrate his 10th anniversary as an author. However when his laptop goes missing, the adventure begins. He has to try and find it as it has all his hard work on it.
My favourite part was when Geronimo tried to get on a cargo plane full of boxes while it was taking off. They managed to stop the plane, and because he was famous they let him on. I liked this part because it was exciting and I couldn’t guess for myself whether he would make it or not!
This is a perfect book for boys and girls my age. It is easy to read and not too serious so I can read it in the car or when the TV is on. There are pictures, too, which I like in books, especially when they don’t have humans as the main characters, as they let me know what the characters look like.
A great thing about this book was that there was a bonus mini mystery included! It was a whole different story that saw Geronimo up against his rival Sally Ratmousen as they battled it out to get photos of the lake monster. This short story was very easy to read. I read it in about 40 minutes while Mum cooked dinner. Then when we had dinner I told everyone the funny jokes that are right at the end of the book.”
It sounds like this would be a great laugh and a bit of escapism for anyone around Hayden’s age. Thanks Hayden for sharing your charming review!
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