A Kid’s Review: Revenge of the Lizard Club by Thea Stilton

Revenge of the Lizard Club by Thea Stilton
Revenge of the Lizard Club by Thea Stilton
The best way to review a children’s book is to take it to the kids themselves! Blogger Brian Greene asked his daughter Violet to review the graphic novel Revenge of the Lizard Club by Thea Stilton (available August 20, 2013).

Here’s what she had to say (with a little help from her dad).

I loved Terrie Farley Moran’s post here of a few months back, where she had her grandchildren review a couple of kids’ books. I absolutely agree that the people best positioned to review kid lit are the little ones themselves. There’s a freshness to their perspective, and in their choices of words, that we aged ones can never reach.

So when Laura K. Curtis asked me if my daughter Violet, who is nine, would ever want to review a kids’ book for Criminal Element, my response was an immediate “heck yeah!” Violet was excited about the idea, too. She loves writing reviews. For a persuasive writing project in her third grade class this past year, she made a reviews newsletter. It contained write-ups on a couple books, as well as a few local restaurants. The last sentence of her review of Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins reads, “Remember: the girl is kind and loving.” And when critiquing a popular local diner, she raved about the place’s food and prices but warned her readers: “I would bring earmuffs because the restaurant is soooooooo loud,” and “you will have to be a snake to get around all the people.”

Ok, enough preface. Time for me to get out of the way and let Violet tell you about this Thea Stilton graphic novel (Terrie’s granddaughter Emelia reviewed the first installment of this series):

This book is SO COOL because there are these mini stories that tell what kind of journeys the characters take. There are five friends who are teenage mice. The friends take big journeys, like they see seals, a haunted ship, and pink stuff in the sea (sparkly). I enjoyed this book because it is a lot of tiny adventures put together as one big adventure. I recommend this amazing book to kids of all ages.

Thanks, Brian and Violet!

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  1. Jenn Kronenburg

    What a wonderful way to get and keep kids interested…by showing them that other kids are. Nice review from a child’s perspective. Thanks!

  2. Jenn Kronenburg

    What a wonderful way to get and keep kids interested…by showing them that other kids are. Nice review from a child’s perspective. Thanks!

  3. John Clark

    My juvenile library patrons would love to read this.

  4. Barbara Lima

    I think my “tween” grandaugher will love this!

  5. Carl Ginger

    My grandson would love this!

  6. Terrie Farley Moran

    Violet (and Brian) thanks for an interesting review. I know Emelia’s younger sisters will love this book–and she’ll read it too, I’m sure.

  7. Christy Hawkes

    Please enter me

  8. Donna L

    I would love this book for my granddaughter.

  9. Vicky Boackle

    looks great.

  10. James Coyne

    This would make a great gift

  11. mosaix

    A great present! Yes!

  12. Linda Knowles

    My daughter would love this book!

  13. Colleen Welander

    This would be perfect for my daughter.

  14. Karen T Gonyea

    My daughter would LOVE this 🙂

  15. Diane Chenier

    This is a great book to read with children.

  16. Andrew Kuligowski

    Suspect the grandkids would love to read this. They’ve done picture books, but graphic novels to date have been a bit too “adult” for them.

  17. Rebecca Boukikaz

    This sounds like a book my granddaughter would love.

  18. Bob Alexander

    My great nephew Ryan ventures out to kindergarten this month. He loves books with one exception, no chapters!

  19. Karl Stenger

    My nephew would love this

  20. elaine fisher

    thanks … will go with my collection

  21. ronframpton

    kids would like this

  22. Deidre Durance

    Too cute! My daughter would love this.

  23. Lori Myers

    My son would love this

  24. Heather Martin

    This a great series.

  25. Kathy

    My older grandson loved the Geronomo Stilton series and handed down the books to his little brother. Now there are more great gooks to add to the series. Love that and love to have fun, entertaining, and challenging reading for the kids.

  26. MARY Mclain

    This book sounds interesting.

  27. Pam Howell

    Love graphic novel kids books. They are the only ones my nephews are guaranteed to read.

  28. Linda Kish

    My great nieces and nephew would enjoy this.

  29. Diane Stedner

    sounds real cute. My niece and nephew would enjoy this.

  30. Daniel Morrell

    looks like one for my niece!

  31. Marie-Louise Molloy

    [b] My Grands would love this book and I think I would too![/b]

  32. Melissa Dials

    Would love to share with children in the family and former students!

  33. Lisa Richardson

    My grandson would love this!

  34. Deborah Dumm

    This book will keep kids reading for hours.

  35. Kelley Tackett

    I can’t wait to read this with my son. We love Geronimo Stilton!

  36. patricia gibby

    my nephew would enjoy this

  37. MaryC

    My nieces would love this one.

  38. Joyce Mitchell

    Sounds like a fun read.

  39. Cheryl Greenleaf

    My grandkids would love this.

  40. Rose Milligan

    This sounds like a cute series. Thanks for having the sweepstakes.

  41. Tricha Leary

    nice would love

  42. Britt Chapman
  43. Tiffany Duncan

    My daughter loves these books!

  44. cassandra mccann

    this is so cute for the kids hope I win !

  45. Louis Burklow

    This cute review convinced me the kids in my life would love it.

  46. Kristen Meston

    My nieces would love this series. I should share it with them!

  47. M W

    Sounds fun.

  48. Gwen Ellington

    My 6-year-old nephew loves to catch lizards.

  49. Erin Hartshorn

    Love the review — and I agree that having kids review the kid books makes lots of sense.

  50. patricia lambert

    my grand kids would love this

  51. vicki wurgler

    my grandson would enjoy this

  52. Kim Ann Johnston

    This may sound weird, but illustrated children’s books like this one serve as writing examples in high school English classrooms.

  53. Phoenix

    Thanks to Violet for the great review.

  54. kathy pease

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

  55. Allison Moyer

    I know this is for kids, but I LOVE Geronimo Stilton!

  56. Deb Mosora

    My grandchildren would love this!

  57. Christine M McNally

    My grandson will love this. I used to have a bit of a prejudice against graphic novels, then I remembered loving the Classics Comics series as a kid – House of the Seven Gables and many more.

  58. Ed Nemmers

    I would love to read the work of Thea Stilton!

  59. Debra Kidle

    This lools like something my nephews would love to read, and me too!

  60. Lisa Pecora

    My niece would love this.

  61. Wayne Lecoy

    I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great [b]to win a paperback copy of[/b]
    the graphic novel, Revenge of the Lizard Club [b]by Thea Stilton.[/b]
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!

  62. L L

    Sounds cute

  63. Tim Moss

    Looks fun.

  64. Mihaela Day

    A great present for my daughter!

  65. Susan Smoaks

    i would love to win this!

  66. LeAnn Knott

    The books by this author looks so interesting. My nephew would so enjoy this story. Thanks for the chance to enter!!

  67. Johanna Bouchard

    Sounds great, would love to win this!

  68. Florry M. D.

    Would like to offer it to a 7 year old girl.

  69. jodi scott

    My daughter would love this!

  70. Nadia

    This sounds terrific and would make the perfect gift for my best friend’s children.

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