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A Winter’s Tale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: A Winter’s Tale (found in Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Dover Publications/Penguin Classics

Number of pages: 112/304

Type of Book: Classic, Fiction, Play

Age: 8+

Buy it here: https://www.laternabooks.com/laterna_product_details.php?v=17883&c=111; http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Tale-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486411184 ; free download here (unabridged version for older readers): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/winters_tale/full.html

Price: N1500; $3.00; 7.99 GBP

MY SUMMARY

A tale of woes really. The King Leontes of Sicily, in a fit of jealousy imprisons his pregnant wife and tries to poison his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia because he believes the two are having an affair. His friend escapes however the wife doesn’t. She gives birth to a little girl, Perdita while in prison and dies shortly afterwards during her public trial. Her first son dies during this trial as well. Meanwhile, King Leontes, believing Perdita to be a product of the suspected affair abandons the child. She ends up in Bohemia and is found and raised by a shepherd. Sixteen years later, she meets and falls in love with the only son of King Polixenes, Prince Florizel. Florizel loves Perdita but Polixenes doesn’t approve of this union because they all think Perdita is a commoner and so the lovebirds decide to run away, to Sicily! Read the book to find out how the King Leontes is reunited with his long lost daughter and to see the unexpected but very happy twist at the end of the book!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: It evoked a lot of feelings from me. It’s funny and sad at the same time. I remember heaving a sigh of relief after reading this story some 20 years ago.  Great ending. I recommend for all the members of the family.

DOWN: None

RATING

4.5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. Why did King Leontes try to poison King Polixenes? Because he thought Polixenes was having an affair with his wife.
  2. This person falls in love with Perdita but is forbidden to marry her by his father? Prince Florizel, the son of King Polixenes.
  3. Who is Antigonus and what became of him? King Leontes’ servant. He was charged with the task of getting rid of Perdita. A bear ate him.
  4. Apollo’s Oracle had this message for King Leontes: You will not have an heir until you find your daughter, Perdita.
  5. What is the origin of the name, Perdita?! It’s a Latin word meaning LOST.

Visit William Shakespeare here: http://www.shakespeare-online.com

Read the book here: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/winters_tale/full.html

CHALLENGE: A Winter’s Tale

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Imagine waking up and realizing that you were lost as a child and you’re really a Prince/Princess, then write a short 600-word story describing life as a prince/princess

OR

  1. Write a 100-word short poem about jealousy.

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, May 29th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare

 

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Twelfth Night

Title: Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Number of pages: 64

Type of Book: Fiction, Classic, Play

Age: 4 – 8

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/twelfth-night-young-reading-series-2/; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twelfth-Night-Young-Reading-Two/dp/0746099002; Free Download here: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html

Price: N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Yet another play featuring a shipwreck, twins and a comic case of mistaken identity. Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are lost at sea after a shipwreck. Viola lands at Illyria and disguised as a boy (Cesario) goes to work for and falls in love with Duke Orsino. The Duke meanwhile is madly in love with the Countess Olivia and sends his trusted servant Cesario (Viola) to woo her on his behalf. In an interesting turn of events, the Countess falls in love with Cesario (Viola). Read the book to see how this love triangle is resolved and the chaos that ensues when Sebastian shows up at Duke Orsino’s court!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: Humour! As usual, the case of mistaken identity caused by identical twins makes for hearty laughter. The characters made this book a delightful read. The major highlight was Viola. Her asides were entertaining. The love-struck Duke Orsino was a highlight too. His silliness was comical. I recommend for all the members of the family.

DOWN: None

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. This play is also called What You Will
  2. It was named after a Christian holiday/festival, the Twelfth Night.
  3. It was first performed on the twelfth night of Christmas, the end of the Christmas season, in either 1601/1602[1]

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here (the original version): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html
  2. Visit William Shakespeare here: http://www.shakespeare-online.com

CHALLENGE: Twelfth Night

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

1. Read the information above, then answer the following questions (6-8 year olds)

  1. Who is Cesario?
  2. How are Viola and her brother separated?
  3. This play is also called ………. ?

OR

2. Draw and colour identical twins (a boy and a girl) (4-5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Thursday, May 26th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night

Twelfth Night

Title: Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford /Barron’s Educational Series

Number of pages: 248

Type of Book: Classic, Fiction, Play

Age: 8+

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/shakespeare-made-easy-twelfth-night/; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812036042/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0812036042&linkCode=as2&tag=shakespearmadeea&linkId=BMMVT7LQHMDWJHSK;  free download here (unabridged version for older readers): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html

Price: N1440; $6.99

MY SUMMARY

Yet another play featuring a shipwreck, twins and a comic case of mistaken identity. Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are lost at sea after a shipwreck. Viola lands at Illyria and disguised as a boy (Cesario) goes to work for and falls in love with Duke Orsino. The Duke meanwhile is madly in love with the Countess Olivia and sends his trusted servant Cesario (Viola) to woo her on his behalf. In an interesting turn of events, the Countess falls in love with Cesario (Viola) creating a comic love triangle. Read the book to see how this love triangle is resolved and the chaos that ensues when Sebastian shows up at Duke Orsino’s court!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: Humour! As usual, the case of mistaken identity caused by identical twins made for hearty laughter. The characters made this book a delightful read. The major highlight was Viola. Her asides were entertaining. The love-struck Duke Orsino was a highlight too. His silliness was comical. A noteworthy feature of this book is the use of simple, modern English (instead of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan English) thus making it an easy read for young readers. Again, I recommend for all the members of the family.

DOWN: None

RATING

5 Stars

 TRIVIA

  1. There was a love ‘triangle’ in this play? Viola loved Duke Orsino who loved Olivia who loved Viola (Cesario).
  2. Who was Cesario? Viola dressed as a boy.
  3. Why was the Countess Olivia uninterested in the Duke’s affection/suit? Because she had lost her father and brother and was determined to mourn for 7 years!
  4. This person wore yellow stockings cross, was rude to the servants and smiled like a fool at Olivia because he believed Olivia had written a love letter to him. Malvolio, Olivia’s annoying and pompous steward
  5. Who wrote the love letter in No. 4 and who conspired with her? Maria, Olivia’s servant; Sir Toby, Olivia’s drunken uncle; his friend Sir Andrew, and Feste, Olivia’s clown.
  6. Why was this play written? As entertainment for the Twelfth night of Christmas (the end of the Christmas season) in either 1601/1602[1]

Visit William Shakespeare here: http://www.shakespeare-online.com

CHALLENGE: Twelfth Night

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Write a 600-word essay on love triangles. (8 – 9 year olds)

OR

  1. Write a 1000-word essay on the Twelve days of Christmas (10-12 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, May 22nd  2016.

Next Book of the Week:

A WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night

 

The Taming of the Shrew

Title: The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Number of pages: 238

Type of Book: Classic, Fiction; Play

Age: 8+

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Shrew-Folger-Shakespeare-Library/dp/074347757X; free download here (unabridged version for older readers): http://www.hatrack.com/osc/other/tamingoftheshrew/tamingoftheshrew.pdf 

Price: $3:87

MY SUMMARY

This book contains a play-within-a-play. I’ll explain.

The First Play: The story started with a drunken man, Sly. After quarreling at a local tavern, he passed out on the ground. A Lord and his servants picked him and decided to play a prank on him. They bathed him, clothed him in finery and placed him in the Lord’s finest room. When he woke the next day, they convinced him that he was a wealthy lord with a pretty wife. Then a group of actors was enlisted to perform for him.

The Second Play: Minola, a wealthy Italian Lord had two daughters, one, a vicious loud-mouthed number called Kate; the other, a fair, genteel lady, called Bianca. Naturally, Bianca had more suitors than her sister who had no wish to marry. Minola (scared that he’d be stuck with Kate forever) decided that Kate must be wed before Bianca. Bianca’s suitors undeterred, resolved to find a man brave enough to marry Kate. They finally found and paid a young man, Petruchio, (he wanted a rich wife), to marry Kate and they continued their pursuit of Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio somehow managed not only to marry Kate but to turn her into an even-tempered person by becoming an even bigger shrew than she was! Read the book to find out how Petruchio tamed the shrew and how Lucentio outwitted his rivals and won Bianca’s hand in marriage!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: I loved this book as a child! Well, to be honest, I loved (and still love) all Shakespeare’s comedies. You won’t catch me dead reading Macbeth, Hamlet or Othello. I laughed my head off while reading this, and I recommend for all the members of the family. The major highlight was Petruchio. I laughed till I cried while reading all the things he did to shock poor Kate into becoming a nicer, calmer person.

DOWN: As with all Shakespeare’s books, the unabridged version might be a bit much for children. 

RATING

5 Stars 

TRIVIA

  1. Why did the Lord decide to trick poor Sly? To teach him a lesson
  2. Who was the shrew? Kate, Minola’s first daughter and Bianca’s older sister.
  3. Who tamed the shrew? Petruchio, her husband.
  4. How many suitors did Bianca have? Hortensio, Gremio and Lucentio.
  5. Minola vowed to give his daughter Bianca away on one condition? His first daughter, Kate the vicious shrew, had to find a husband first.
  6. How did Lucentio try to win Bianca’s love? He conned his way into Minola’s home by pretending to be Bianca’s Latin teacher! 

Visit William Shakespeare here: http://www.shakespeare-online.com

 CHALLENGE: The Taming of the Shrew

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Write a story within a story. (600 words) (8 – 9 year olds)

OR

  1. Write a 1000-word story titled ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (10-12 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, May 15th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

The Tempest

The-Tempest-303x450Title: The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Number of pages: 48

Type of Book: Fiction Classic

Age: 4 – 8

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/the-tempest-young-reading-series-2/; http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Young-Reading-Two/dp/140950672X; Free Download here: http://sparks.eserver.org/books/shakespeare-tempest.pdf

Price: N580; $7.58

MY SUMMARY

A play of treachery, romance and the triumph of good over evil. There are three plots to usurp in this play. The first is mildly successful. 1. Prospero, the Duke of Milan loses his dukedom to his brother Antonio with the help of the King, Alonso. The second and third are not. 2. Antonio and Sebastian, King Alonso’s brother plan to kill the latter so that Sebastian can become king. 3. Some of the King’s and Prospero’s servants plan to kill Prospero to take over his island. Prospero who doubles as a sorcerer causes a magical storm and shipwreck which brings Antonio, Sebastian, Alonso and his son Ferdinand, and some Lords to the desert island where he has lived for over a decade (since his brother took his dukedom). Here he contrives to use magic to scare them into repentance. Read the book to find out how Prospero regains his beloved Dukedom and how his daughter Miranda marries the Prince.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: It’s a heartwarming romantic comedy that lives you with a good feeling long after you’ve put the book down. The major highlight for me was Prospero!

DOWN: None

RATING

4.5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. This play was written in the 15th century!
  2. It was one of the last set of plays written by Shakespeare. (It is thought by many to be the last play he wrote)
  3. The epilogue by Prospero is believed to be Shakespeare’s way of saying goodbye to writing and his readers!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here (the original version): http://sparks.eserver.org/books/shakespeare-tempest.pdf

CHALLENGE: The Tempest

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

A. Read the summary above, then answer the following questions (6-8 year olds)

  1. How many children does Prospero have?
  2. What are the names of Prospero’s and the King’s children?
  3. How did Prospero bring his brother Antonio and King Alonso to his island?

OR

B. Draw and colour a magician and a sinking ship (4-5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Friday, May 13th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

 

 

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The Merchant of Venice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster/Penguin

Number of pages: 238/240

Type of Book: Classic, Fiction

Age: 8+

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/shakespeare-made-easy-the-merchant-of-venice/ ; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743477561/ref=s9_simh_gw_g14_i1_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1GK4W5GM4C1NZ7RVSYSQ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2437869742&pf_rd_i=desktop; http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0141013958/ref=sr_1_4?p=S02G&keywords=the+merchant+of+venice+penguin&ie=UTF8&qid=1462364686;

free download here (unabridged version for older readers): http://uppcolleges.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/merchant_of_venice_12.pdf

Price: N1440; $3:87;  $5:00

MY SUMMARY

This story features two friends Bassanio and Antonio who borrow money from a shrewd Jewish moneylender called Shylock. Bassanio is the happy-go-lucky kind, he has fallen in love with an heiress, Portia and needs the money to woo her. Antonio is a wealthy Venetian Christian merchant with a healthy dislike for Jews. His ships however are at sea so he is forced to borrow money from a Jew to fund Bassanio’s trip. The friends promise Shylock a pound of Antonio’s flesh if the debt is unpaid by the date set by Shylock! Things go wrong when Bassonio, after successfully wooing Portia hears that Antonio’s ships were lost at sea and Shylock, having lost his daughter to a Christian and knowing of Antonio’s dislike for Jews wanted his pound of flesh. Read the book to find out how the friends escape Shylock’s clutches, if they do.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: I loved this book as a child! Once upon a time, it was my favourite book in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! And if, like me, you were born in the 80s, then you read ‘Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare!’ J I recommend for everyone, old and young alike. Do you want to know much I loved it? Look at TRIVIA No. 6.

DOWN: As with all Shakespeare’s books, the unabridged version might be a bit much for children.

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. How much did Bassanio and Antonio borrow from Shylock? 3000 gold coins (ducats)
  2. What happens to Shylock’s daughter Jessica? She steals a lot of money from her father and runs away from home with Lorenzo, a Christian.
  3. How does Portia’s father choose a husband for her? He sets up a test with three caskets. Whomever chooses the right casket wins her hand in marriage.
  4. What happens when a suitor fails the test? Not only will he not win Portia’s hand in marriage but he will not be able to marry anyone else for the rest of his life!
  5. Who is the young brilliant lawyer, Balthazar who defends Antonio in court? Portia, dressed as a man.
  6. I have 5 names and I got one of them (at age 10) from this book. What is that name? Nerissa

Visit William Shakespeare here: http://www.shakespeare-online.com 

CHALLENGE: The Merchant of Venice

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Write a 600-word essay on contemporary moneylenders (8 – 9 year olds)

OR

  1. Write a 600-word essay on contemporary moneylenders AND Read the summary and write your own ending for this story. (600 words) (10-12 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, May 8th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

The BFG: A Set of Plays

Title: The BFG: A Set of Plays

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin

Number of pages: 119

Type of Book: Classic, Fiction, Play

Age: 8+

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-BFG-Plays-Roald-Dahl/dp/0142407925; free download of The BFG (The Book not The Play) here: http://www.freeport.k12.pa.us/cms/lib2/PA01001445/Centricity/Domain/253/The_BFG.pdf; buy The BFG (The Book not The Play) here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/the-bfg/

Price:$5.99; N1580

MY SUMMARY

Life is as normal as can be for little orphaned Sophie until one day, she spies a tall dark person in a black cloak, holding a large suitcase and a thin trumpet in his hands, walking on the street in the middle of the night. This person is not just any tall person, he’s four times taller than the average person. He’s a giant! This chance encounter sparks the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime as the giant thrusts his big thin hand in her window, snatches Sophie from her bed and takes her with him to Giant country! There Sophie meets all sorts of scary man-eating giants, visits the Dream Country, etc.  Read the book to learn about Sophie’s adventure with the giants and how she became an international sensation!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was the major highlight of the book! With his bad English and funny behaviour, he’s the type of character that readers never forget.  The book also sports detailed instructions on how kids can produce the play at home or in school including tips for sound effects and lighting, costumes, props, etc.

Use this for a school play, family play, etc. I recommend this book for kids aged 8 and above, their teachers and parents.  

DOWN:  None.

RATING

5 Stars 

TRIVIA

  1. The giants love eating these ……? Human Beings
  2. A ………………… to a giant is like a lovely ice cream lolly to humans? A nice Fat Eskimo.
  3. Who said this? Upgoing bubbles is a catasterous disastrophe!’ The BFG.
  4. Child-chewing giants would rather eat children than old people because…? In the words of the BFG: ‘Little chiddlers is not so tough to eat as old grandmamma’
  5. The BFG held these in his hands? A very long thin trumpet and
  6. A large Suitcase

Read The BFG here: http://www.freeport.k12.pa.us/cms/lib2/PA01001445/Centricity/Domain/253/The_BFG.pdf

Visit here: www.roalddahl.com

CHALLENGE: The BFG: A Set of Plays

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Write a short play with 1 act and 2 scenes.

OR

  1. Draw a picture of the BFG using the details below:

There was something coming up the street on the opposite side. It was something black …
Something tall and black …
Something very tall and very black and very thin…

It wasn’t a human. It couldn’t be. It was four times as tall as the tallest human. It was so tall its head was higher than the upstairs windows of the houses…

The Giant (if that was what he was) was wearing a long BLACK CLOAK…

In one hand he was holding what looked like a VERY LONG, THIN TRUMPET. In the other hand, he held a LARGE SUITCASE…

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, April 10th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

AFENI by Tolulope Popoola

Readers’ Theatre Twelve Plays For Young People

ReadersTheatreTitle: Readers’ Theatre Twelve Plays For Young People

Author: Mabel Segun

Publisher: Mabelline Publications

Number of pages: 191

Type of Book: Fiction, African

Age: 8+

Available here: Terrakulture Victoria Island, Lagos

Price: N 800

MY SUMMARY

First off, this book was a joint winner of the NLNG prize for Children’s Literature in 2007. It is a book of 12 plays for readers aged 8 – 15. The first 8 plays are based on popular folktales about talking drums, birds and tortoises. Each play has a moral lesson or two to be learnt without being didactic. The last 4 are based on Nigerian history, heroes and heroines such as King Jaja of Opobo, Queen Moremi, the Egungun Festival of Yoruba land. This book is fun and easy to read and the plays. I recommend this for reluctant readers and children who love drama/acting.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: The book is divided into 5 parts. The first 3 parts are guidelines on how to act each play complete with detailed information on costumes, props, scene changes, tone of voice and facial expressions, etc. These make it very easy for kids to act the plays.

DOWN: None

RATING

3.5 Stars 

TRIVIA

  1. Which Igbo boy rose from the rank of slave to Head of a popular House in the Niger Delta and finally a King in Opobo? King Jaja of Opobo.
  2. Did Tortoise become pregnant after eating a pot of soup that was meant for his wife? Find out in The Pot of Medicine
  3. The theme ‘Everyday for the thief and one day for the owner’ was evident in which story? Tortoise and the Groundnut seller
  4. What became of the girl who was swallowed by a talking drum? Find out in The Swallowing Drum
  5. Which are more important, the eyes or the legs? Find out Akin’s choice in Akin, the Blind and Lame Man.
  6. Which popular festival in Yoruba Land started as a celebration of a mother and later became a commemoration of the ancestors? The Egungun Festival

Visit Mabel Segun and the book here: www.mabelsegun.com

Next Book of the Week 

THE MISSING CLOCK by Mai Nasara

 

Mouth Almighty

51dckgDyn8L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ Title: Mouth Almighty

Author: Salilah Agbaje

Publisher: Spoken World Productions

Number of pages: 143

Type of Book: Fiction, Play

Age: 8+

Available here: Terrakulture, Victoria Island, Lagos

Price: N1200

MY SUMMARY (without the ending): Justice has a big mouth literally and figuratively. His mouth is quite large and he talks too much. He is also quite mischievous and inquisitive. Justice goes down the street to buy a pint of milk for his mother and ends up disappearing after meeting a strangely fascinating man, Mr. Cringe. Justice’s experiences with, and after Mr.Cringe make this both magical and realistic and make for a good read. This will make a great musical play for kids to try at home and in school. It comes with music sheets too!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: It is a musical play and I enjoyed imagining a group of child actors doing justice to the play. Mr. Cringe the evil/mad scientist was another highlight of this book for me.

DOWN: Well, it may be a weeeeeee bit boring. So how can a book be boring and interesting at the same time? I really don’t know ☺

RATING

3 stars

TRIVIA

1. The name of the evil genius: Mr. Cringe.

2. How Justice and Tata planed to make some money: By making kids pay $5 to watch a performance by Bud and the Choir in Justice’s mouth.

3. The experiment Mr. Cringe carried out on Justice: He put a group of singing dwarfs in his mouth

4. The name of the dwarfs living in Justice’s mouth : Bud and the Choir

5. Who dons a private investigator’s hat and decides to find Justice alone: Emmanuel. Justice’s father.

6. Justice’s father’s vices: Gambling and Laziness.

Next Book of the Week (01/July/2015 – 06/July/2015):

THE NO. 1 CAR SPOTTER by Atinuke