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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+
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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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.
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.
|Publication date:||15th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
A World Book Day Author 2019 | 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’...More About Malorie Blackman
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