This blog contains reviews and comments on children's books which I own, have read, and would like to share. I look for books at markets and opportunity shops. They are cleaned up, covered and read. Then I take them to the classroom for students to read. Students can borrow the books at any time. Many books are also from my personal library, especially the Youth Fiction. Students can preview some of them on this blog. Now, I am also on the lookout for great new releases for my grandson Archie.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Something Special by Emily Rodda
This is Emily Rodda’s first book.Something Special, and it was published in 1984. It marked the beginning of a career that has seen her become one of the most successful, prolific and versatile writers in Australia. She has written or co-authored well over fifty books for children, and as Jennifer Rowe (her real name) she writes popular mystery novels for adults. This book won the Children's Book Council of Australia Junior Book of the Year. Sam, the central character, is helping her mother sort out used-clothing ready for the school fair. She keeps having strange dreams about some some of the more special clothes.