Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #KidsLit The Yellow Bills by @MichelleMcKenna

Today’s team review is from Judith, she blogs here http://judithbarrowblog.com/

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Judith has been reading The Yellow Bills by Michelle McKenna

This is a children’s book, suitable for around six to nine years. It’s a well written story of perseverance and friendship told with gentle humour, the text interspersed with lovely ink-drawn illustrations.

Mya is a strong well-rounded female protagonist with Goose as a great side-kick. Ill matched in appearance they may be, but bonded together with one aim, they make a good team.

The steadily-paced narrative is easy to follow, with just enough descriptive passages ,and the dialogue is straight-forward.

I really liked the author’s style of writing. I should imagine that many children will as well.

And I love the brightly coloured, comical cover.

The Yellow Bills is definitely one book I would recommend.

Book description

Mya loves planes and wants to be a pilot when she grows up. As luck would have it she comes across a flying school run by lieutenant Drake who awards his pupils splendid pilot hats when they graduate. Mya wants to join the class but there’s just one problem. She’s not a duck! Could Goose the little duckling with big flying ambitions be the key to Mya getting her pilot’s hat? Or will Mr Sour the teacher who never quite made the grade have other ideas…Inspired by authors such as Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Michelle weaves a story with the humour and invention of Nick Ward’s ‘Charlie Small’ series meets Dick King Smith’s wonder of the animal world.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview Team #RBRT #childrensfiction The Yellow Bills by @MichelleMcKenna

Today’s team review is from Chris, she blogs here http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com

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Chris has been reading The Yellow Bills by Michelle McKenna

Mis-matched friendship – check. Strong female lead – check. Adventure – check. General fun – check, check, check.

Mya wants to be a pilot when she grows up. So when she comes across a school of talking ducklings that are learning to fly, she decides to join in. Only it is not as simple as she had thought it might be, what with an instructor that doesn’t want her there and the small problem of her not being a duck…

Sweet, fun, pacy, and inspiring, this is a lovely story about following your dreams, however difficult achieving them may seem. Recommended.

*Thank you to the author for my free review copy via #RBRT.

Book description

Mya loves planes and wants to be a pilot when she grows up. As luck would have it she comes across a flying school run by lieutenant Drake who awards his pupils splendid pilot hats when they graduate. Mya wants to join the class but there’s just one problem. She’s not a duck! Could Goose the little duckling with big flying ambitions be the key to Mya getting her pilot’s hat? Or will Mr Sour the teacher who never quite made the grade have other ideas…Inspired by authors such as Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Michelle weaves a story with the humour and invention of Nick Ward’s ‘Charlie Small’ series meets Dick King Smith’s wonder of the animal world.

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