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NEWS/EVENT THIS WEEK May 22-26th

Dear Pint-sized Bookworms (and their mummies, daddies, aunties, uncles and teachers),

It’s a new week and boy, do I have news for you!

  1. PBW Reading Club

Our first reading club event will take place on Children’s Day, May 27th 2016 and we’re raring to go! The new Pint-sized Bookworms will be reading three books: HANDA’S HEN by Eileen Browne (read review here); AFRO: THE GIRL WITH THE MAGICAL HAIR by Okechulwu Ofili (read review here) and HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COUNTRY by Valerie Wyatt (read review here) and two stories with lots of activities like word games, puzzles, and an arts and craft session. We will also have one author book reading by newbie author Nnenna Ochiche. She will read her new book, ADAEZE, THE TRUE PRINCESS (read review here).

 

  1. Connect Nigeria’s Writer’s Conference

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The annual conference for writers, ‘The Business of Writing’ organized by ConnectNigeria held two days ago at the Sleek Center, in Victoria Island, Lagos. It featured speakers like Okechuchukwu Ofili of Afro: The Girl with the Magical Hair, Eghosa Imasuen of Fine Boys, Efe Paul Azino, poet par excellence, Adebola Rayo of Artyliving and Director and screenwriter Ike Nnaebue. Yours truly attended with the latest Pint-sized Bookworm. More information on the conference can be found here.

  1. Movies  

a. Through the Looking Glass

The movie, Through the Looking Glass, sequel to Alice in Wonderland, will premier in the US on May 27th! Yes! Children’s Day! Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it features actors like Anna Hathaway (Princess Diaries), Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. The movies are based on the books of the same title by Lewis Carroll. Be sure to read the two books before going to see the movie!

b. The BFG Movie

Fans of Roald Dahl and the BFG (read review here) will be glad to know that the BFG is about to hit the big screen. Premiering this July in the US, this sure to be blockbuster was directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by Dreamworks!!! Can you imagine?! Definitely a feast for the senses!

You can find last week’s news here

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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