Roald Dahl Book Reviews:

These are the boys who reviewed books by Roald Dahl. Well done Boys!

T.J.Keenan's Book Review:

T.J. read the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. He made a fabulous 3-D poster to accompany it. Well Done!

5th Class:

Mr. MacCinna's 5th class have also been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Look at the lovely display they have outside their classroom.


The Magic Finger

Reviewed By Oscar McKenna, 2nd Class

The Twits - Reviewed by Sebastian Ostrowski.

I picked this book because it is a very funny and interesting book to read.
My favourite character is Mr. Twit. I like him because the tricks he played on Mrs. Twit were very funny.
My favourite part of the book was when the monkeys, Roly-Poly bird and the other birds glued Mr. and Mrs. Twit's furniture onto the ceiling.
I will give this book 10/10 because it was an imaginative and amusing book.

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Reviewed by Eoghan Keenan.

This story was set on a hill had a tree and three farms. The main characters were: Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox, Boggis, Bunce and Bean.
My favourite character was Mr. Fox as he was cunning, smart and funny.
Mr. Fox kept stealing from Boggis Bunce and Bean. They took revenge by digging him and his family out of their home. Mr. Fox dug another whole and met Mr. Badger and his son. Then he stole again from the farmer for a feast for his family and friends.

This book was exciting, fast-paced and amusing.
I enjoyed this book because you never knew what was going to happen next. I found this book easy to read. I would give it 9 marks out of 10.

The Twits - Reviewed by Rokas Gerve:

This story was set in the Twits' House. The main characters were Mr. Twit, Mrs. Twit, The Roly-Poly Bird and The Muggle-Wump Monkey. My favourite character was Mrs. Twit because she played tricks on Mr. Twit. The story was exciting, interesting, imaginative and amusing. I liked the book because it was easy to read and it is very funny!

Book Club

Our new Book Club is organised by Jamie McArdle and Calum McGahan.

Our Featured Author for February is Jeff Kinney.

Click here to visit The Jeff Kinney Page.

Book Club:

Featured Author for January:
Roald Dahl.

Please put any book Reviews/drawings in the Book Review Box before Friday 27th January.
These will be posted on this page after that date.

Prompts for writing a Book Review:

Include some of the following:

  • Name of Book
  • Name of Author
  • Illustrator
  • Favourite Character
  • Favourite Part of the Story
  • Setting
  • Main Characters
  • Summary
  • The Plot
  • Marks out of ten

Book Review Box:

Please place Book Reviews in this box which was created by Oisín McCourt.

Did you know?

Researched by Ryan Mooney

Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff in 1916.

He wrote about 52 books.

His favourite smell was bacon frying.

Did you know?

Roald Dahl didn't believe that stories just appeared, but that you had to work hard to think of them! 'You start with a germ of an idea,' he once said, '...a tiny germ... a chocolate factory? ... a peach, a peach that goes on growing...'

Jamie and Calum collecting the book reviews.


The Magic Finger - Reviewed by Ben Myers

This story is about a girl who is 8 years old. The main characters are Mr. Gregg, Mrs. Gregg, Willaim and Philip. When the girl in this story gets very angry, she zaps people with her magic finger! This book was very amusing. I would give it 10 out of 10.


The Witches - Reviewed by Mark McManus

My name is Mark McManus and I am in 2nd Class.
I am writing about the book called Witches.
It was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by
Quentin Blake. My favourite character was the Grand
High Witch of all the world. I liked her because she

always pronounced her w as v.
My favourite part of the story was when all the witches
turned into mice. My least favourite character was

Bruno because he was too greedy. It was not a very
difficult book to read. I would give it 7/10.


The Twits - Reviewed by Jacy Ogbedeagu

I read the book The Twits by Roald Dahl. The story was set in their home. The main characters were Mr. Twit, Mrs. Twit, The Roly-Poly Bird and the Muggle-Wump Monkeys. My favourite character was Mr. Twit.

He was an old man with a dirty beard, who couldn't eat without spreading food around his beard. He played jokes on his wife and she played jokes on him. The Twits were horrid people. Mrs. Twit had a walking stick which she used to hit children. It was an amusing story. I would give this book 10 out of 10.

The BFG - Reviewed by Michael McCorry

I read the book The BFG by Roald Dahl. It was illustrated by Quentin Blake.
The story takes place in a place in Giant's Country which is not far from England.
The main characters are Sophie, The B.F.G., The Bloodbottler and the Queen.

My favourite character was the Bloodbottler because all he wanted to do was eat people.
In the story the B.F.G. went and caught lots of dreams and then he went to the queen who demanded a giant hunt.
I did not really like this book because very few exciting things happened.

The Twits - Reviewed by Dylan McClave

 This story took place in Mr. and Mrs. Twits' house and in the garden. The main characters are Mr. Twit, Mrs. Twit, The Roly-Poly Bird and the Muggle Wump Monkeys.
My favourite character is Mr. Twit. He has a big black beard and he doesn't wear nice clothes. He is really horrid and he has a rifle.
This story was amusing. Mrs. Twit took out her glass eye and put it in Mr. Twit's jug of beer.

 It made him jump. Mr. Twit was really funny. He put a frog into Mrs. Twit's bed.
I loved this book because Mr. Twit and Mrs. Twit kept playing tricks on each other. I would give it 10 out of 10.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Reviewed by Dylan Maguire 

My name is Dylan Maguire. I'm in fifth class and I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The story took place in a chocolate factory.
The main characters are Grandpa Joe,Charlie and WillieWonka.

My favourite character is Willie Wonka. I liked him because he is funny and full of surprises. The setting of the story is in the chocolate factory and they go into all types of rooms and get loads of surprises. The ending was good because he invites Charlie and his family to go and live in the chocolate factory. Four words I would use to describe this book would be Good, Interesting, Funny and Exciting. I liked this book because it was very exciting and it was funny in places. This book was was easy to read and would recommend it to all ages. Easily a 10/10!