1 May 2017
For World Book Day 2017, we ran a competition for 5-16 year olds, giving away 20 book vouchers worth £20 each. All they had to do was to tell us in no more than 50 words what their favourite book was and why. Here are the winners!
Dotty Detective The Midnight Mystery, by Clara Vulliamy
Daisy said, "This is a great story which I have read over and over it has puzzles through the story which makes it fun."
Daisy collected her book vouchers from Rex Wingate & Partners Eye Care Centres, Southampton
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer
Ian said, "I LOVE the Land of Stories The Wishing Spell because I think that most fairy tales are very boring but in the Land of Stories the fairy tales are all mixed and mashed together with a lot of excitement, spice, zing and megabits of zang added to it. "
Ian collected his book vouchers from Moorhouse Opticians, Tadcaster
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Sebastian said, "Because Hagrid says words in a funny way. And he makes me laugh. "
Sebastian collected his book vouchers from N K Opticians, Weston Super Mare
Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Summer Rayne said, "My Grandad first read this to me, love all the crazy things Alice does, wish I was small. Then I could play with Mr Jingles (our cat), love to meet the white hare. Just love reading this book, never tire of it."
Summer Rayne collected her book vouchers from Eye Clinic Opticians, Chigwell
Superworm, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Ollie said, "I love bugs and this book is full of them. The giant worm gets taken and the bugs help to get him back as he is their friend. SUPERWORM is super strong superworm is really long watch him wriggle see him squirm hip hip hooray for superworm!!"
Ollie collected his book vouchers from Bellamy Eyecare, Irthlingborough
The Gruffalo, by Julia Stephenson
Emily said, "I like reading it with my mommy and daddy. I have read it so much I can remember what it going to be said next."
Emily collected her book vouchers from Prab Boparai Opticians, Wolverhampton
The Bubble Boy, by Stewart Foster
Siya said, "I loved this book as it shows how a young boy who has a severe disease, stops him from leaving his bubble, but he has dreamt of exploring the outside world. This book contained the mood of excitement and adventure but worry and sadness. It shows how imagination is a huge part of your life and you cannot live without it."
Siya collected her book voucher from Eyes on the Common Opticians, Ealing Common
Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers
Megan said, "It is a really funny book and makes me laugh. I like it when my mummy reads it to me. I like the pictures too. It is funny when he forgets all the things that are still in the tree."
Megan collected her book vouchers from Stephen Hing Opticians, Shefford
The Enchanted Wood, by Enid Blyton
Abigail said, "I like the magic in the faraway tree and you never know which land will be at the top. I like the funny saucepan pan, he always hears it wrong. It's just brilliant and there are two more books to go!"
Abigail collected her book vouchers from Ashtead Eye Clinic, Ashtead
Mrs. Wobble the Waitress, by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Layla said, "This book is very funny and is one of those books that you can read over and over again and it always makes you laugh. I also like the way that it teaches you to solve a problem and not just give up."
Layla collected her book vouchers from Welbourne Opticians, Lancaster
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
Frankie said, "Who wouldn't want to find out they are a wizard? Moving from one place to another via fireplaces and not to mention berty bots every flavour type of bean. Can't wait to my 11th birthday I'll be waiting by the letterbox for my hogwarts letter."
Frankie collected her book vouchers from Harris Rundle Opticians Ltd, Belfast
Dinosaurs Love Underpants, by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
Zachary said, "I like the rhymes in it and the way my Mummy reads it out loud. It makes me laugh when I see all the dinosaurs in their underpants too."
Zachary collected his book vouchers from Oculus Contact Lens Centre, Norwich
Time Riders, by Alex Scarrow
Anush said, "This book includes time travel, clones with computers in their heads and more. It's part of a series of books that also includes killer virus bio-weapons and making sure time stays on track; one change in the past will have a knock-on effect and may create an entirely different future!"
Anush collected his book vouchers from Spectique Ltd, Reigate
Jack and the Flumflum Tree, by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts
Freja said," Because its wrote by Julia Donaldson and there are balloons that scare sharks."
Freyja collected her book vouchers from Chetty & Das Optometrists, Edinburgh
The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past, by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
Ben said, "I like this book cos I get to shout poo without being told off and I love stories about dinosaurs."
Ben collected his book vouchers from Brittains Opticians, Harbourne
We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
Niamh said, "It is a really exciting and happy book. I love singing the song and going on the journey to find the bear. It makes me laugh and feel happy."
Niamh collected her book vouchers from Whaley Opticians Ltd, Batley
Girl Online, by Zoe Sugg
Ellie said, "It is such a amazing book, you just want to turn more and more pages and then you can't stop!!!"
Ellie collected her book vouchers from Bramley Pope Opticians, Bristol
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
Beejal sais, "The story is so magical and yet so true to life. The way Mr Dahl writes, you can really picture the book inside your head. Matilda's father and Mrs Trunchbull are so funny! "
Beejal collected her book vouchers from Barnett Opticians, Pinner
Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson & Alex Scheffler
Bridie said, "I like room on the broom because it's a funny adventure and I really like the different animals on the broom."
Bridie collected her book vouchers from Hassocks Eye Care Centre, Hassocks
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling
Our winner said, "This is my favourite book because I love Hermoine - she's so clever and I'd love to do spells and make potions like her. I've dressed as Hermoine for world book day."
She collected her book vouchers from Ernest Aves & Partners Opticians, South Woodford