Reader Reviewed My Friend's a Gris-Kwok by Malorie Blackman
  

My Friend's a Gris-Kwok

Written by Malorie Blackman
Illustrated by Andy Rowland
Part of the Little Gems Series

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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 5-8+ Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman tells a laugh-out-load story in this babysitting tale with a difference. When Mike pops round to see his friends Alex he discovers that Alex is a Gris-kwok – he can turn into any animals he chooses. The trouble is, his sister Polly is one too. And Alex and Mike are babysitting Polly! One disaster follows another and Mike wonders whether everything will ever get back to normal!

Particularly suitable for 5-8s with reading age of 6+

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for My Friend's a Gris-Kwok a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'The book is about two boys that are friends called Mike and Alex...Alex's family are Gris-Kwoks (they can change onto animals). Mike doesn't know their secret!!!!I give it 1000 stars.'

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Synopsis

My Friend's a Gris-Kwok by Malorie Blackman

Mike had no idea that his best friend Alex was a Gris-Kwok - he can turn into any living creature he chooses. But so can Alex's naughty little sister Polly, and it's not long before Mike and Alex are dealing with a whole heap of trouble! A hilarious and thrilling read.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

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A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review My Friend's a Gris-Kwok . You can read their reviews below.

Charlie Clowes, age 5 - 'I really liked this book, because I never knew what magic was going to happen next, which made it very exciting; I wish I was a Gris-Kwok too!!' Click Here to read the full review.

Rory Dugdale Reed, age 5 - 'The cover of the book makes it looks like a funny story. The elephant looks like it’s going to squish the two boys.' Click Here to read the full review.

Daniel Bisland, age 6 - 'The book is about two boys that are friends called Mike and Alex...Alex's family are Gris-Kwoks (they can change onto animals). Mike doesn't know their secret!!!!I give it 1000 stars.' Click Here to read the full review.

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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Paperback
96 pages

Author

Malorie Blackman
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Author's Website

www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th September 2013

ISBN

9781781122440

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