2018年12月19日水曜日

BR1-12 The Story of Castles

Everyone knows that fairytale kings and queens live in castles. (p.3)

First, a wealthy lord built the castle like a tower to protect the villagers. They were made by wood, but wooden castles burned too easily. Many lords thought wood is not good, so they began to built castle by stone. The castle was safe, but it was dark, noisy, cold, and smelly. The purpose of the castle was to defend enemy, so there were many system to do it. For example, The gate had a trap to catch enemy, the roof had holes to throw stones to enemy, ...etc. I found that the castle was a place to fight for enemy, to cerebrate for win, to live and protect ourselves. At first, I thought castle is king's house, but castle is not only king's house, but also the rich's house. I learned about the history of castle. It's so surprised!

This book is in the Usborne Young reading series. It has cute illustrations, and it has lots of interesting information about the history of castle. I want everyone to read this book.

Lesley Sims.(2006). The Story of Castles. London: Usborne.

2018年12月12日水曜日

BR1-11 The Billy Goats Gruff

Once upon a time, three billy goats lived on a farm, in the shadow of a mountain. (p.3)

One winter, there was very little food on the farm. They were hungry, so they had to move. they decided to go to Juicy Fields. They had to cross a bridge to go to there, but terrible troll live near the bridge. Youngest and middle goats were so terrified. I wonder Troll live in there is truth? Were they safe?
The oldest goats got separated from his brothers. I worried about them. The youngest tried to cross the bridge. The troll was appeared!! It's so scary! The troll was hungry. The youngest said that my brother is taster than me, so troll waited for the goat. The middle appeared. Troll was so hungry. The middle said my oldest brother is the fattest. I think they were so miserable. They are cowards! The oldest appeared. Troll tried to eat him, but the oldest was so strong. he won the troll. It's so amazing! He became a hero! I was so surprised!

This book is in the Usborne Young Reading series. It has cute illustrations. I want everyone to read this book.

Jane Bingham(2004). The Billy Goats Gruff. London: Usborne.

BR1-10 Parallel

An young woman is died by a man. The man is a killer, Mac. One day, A man came to see Mac to ask a job. The man told Mac about parallel world. Mac living the parallel world is a priest. It's difficult for me to understand.Who is the woman? Does she have relation to this story? Parallel world? Why this world's Mac  and Parallel world's Mac  do different job? The man said that if you work for me, I'll take you parallel world. The man and Mac came parallel world by mysterious train. I think it's so mysterious to go to parallel world by train. Mac met Parallel world's Mac. He ask him that "Why he became priest? " He answered his parents died by car accident and he was so angry about that. When he went to church, He wasn't getting angry. So he is become priest. Mac was shocked. After he met the priest, he met a woman he killed. The man said that the woman is my daughter. I don't know what the story tell the reader. I think this story is very difficult.

This book is in the Cambridge English Readers series.


2018年12月5日水曜日

BR1-09 The Nutcracker

A soft fluffy layer of snow covered Clara's house on Christmas Eve.(p.3)

Clara was waiting for one very special guest. The guest was come! The guest was her godfather. Something magical always happened when he was around. It's so surprised! He gave her a very special present. I was concerned about the present is. That night, Clara opened the present by the Christmas tree. The present was a wooden nutcracker doll, dressed like a soldier. The present was a tug with a message " I hope this protect you..." Protect? I thought it's mystery. Just then, she was asleep there. She woke up and noticed she was shrinking! She met the Nutcracker prince. He said that "The kitchen mice will kidnap you and I'm here to protect you." He helped Clara to the mice, but he fought the mice king and he was about to lose the king. Clara threw her shoe to the king. She helped the prince. After that, the prince took her two places to celebrate it. The two places were icy castle and the land of sweets. The both places were so beautiful! When she went back from two places to her home, she fell asleep. She woke up and she was near the tree. She thought it was a dream at first, but she saw the Nutcracker doll and thought maybe it wasn't just a dream. I think it is so mysterious!

This book is in the Usborne Young Reading series. It has such a cute illustrations. I want everyone to read this book.

Emma Helbrough.(2004). The Nutcracker. London: Usborne.

2018年11月29日木曜日

BR1-08 The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Their father, the king, was a grumpy old man who didn't believe in having fun. (p.4)

He had twelve daughters. He banned them dancing. They strongly disagreed his idea, so they danced every night. Why they could do it? They slept the tower and the king locked the tower door every night. It's mysterious! The king didn't know that, so he decided that the first man to discover where his daughters went each night could marry one of them. Many princes and knights visit his castle to discover the mystery, but they couldn't do it. One day, a masician came his castle. He used masic and he succeed it. It's unbelievable! The king let the masician marry one of his daughters. The wedding was a joyful occasion and the king allowed his daughters to dance one night only. Everyone looked happy!

This book is in the Usborne Young Reading series. It has nice illustration. I recommend that everyone   read this book.

The brothers Grimm. (2004). The Twelve Dancing Princesses. London: Usborne.

2018年11月22日木曜日

BR1-07 The Broken Roof

Someone had broken the fence down and dumped junk on the field.(p.2)

Mrs.May found a mangle. Her student asked her how to use the tool, so she used this and showed that. She asked her children if they had any old things at home. One of the student, Biff, Chip and Kipper took their little house. The little house has the magic. one student broken their house's roof in accident.  Kipper was upset. Just then the magic  key began to glow. Magic is start! It's surprised! The magic took them back in time. They were stood in front of an old house. The house is alike their little house. The house's roof was broken. Two workmen was mending the roof. They saw many old tool there. Suddenly the key began to glow. They backed their home. Surprisingly, The little house's roof has been mended!

This book is in the Oxford Reading Tree series. It has cute illustrations, and it has nice stories. I recommend that everyone to read this book.

Roderick Hunt(2003). The broken roof. British:Oxford University Press.

2018年11月14日水曜日

BR1-06 The Fish that Talked

One day, Manu was wading in a stream. A tiny fish into his hands.(p.4~5)

The fish could talk! It's so surprised! The fish said that I want you to help a big fish, so Manu carried the fish home. He put the fish into the jar of water, but the fish grew and it was too big for the jar. The fish grew very much. Finally, He couldn't live in the river. The fish was so enormous! It's amazing! The fish asked Manu to take the sea and Manu did so. "Thank you. Now it's my turn to help you." said the fish. The fish told Manu that there is going to be a great flood. Manu must build a boat. Because of the fish, Manu and many animals could alive and they could reached a great mountain. Surprisingly, The fish was a powerful god! " You can rebuild the world." said the god, so Manu worked hard to rebuild the world. He became a king!

This book is in the Usborne First Reading series. It has nice illustrations, and it has interesting story. I recommend that everyone read this book.

Rosie Dickins. (2008). The Fish that Talked. London:Usborne.