Review Blog

Nov 18 2013

Don't Wake the Troll by Ben Kitchin

cover image

Koala Books, 2013. ISBN 9781742760605.
The text is aimed at readers aged 7+ but it is highly recommended for everyone. Don't Wake the Troll is the story of a group of dwarfs determined to get their treasure back from the troll who stole it. The author uses descriptive language and humour to make it funny and engaging. As the dwarfs get closer and closer to the troll they realise how much noise they are making. The dwarfs stop their noise but will a single gold coin be their undoing?
This is a great story to introduce narrative writing in the class and the use of adjectives is a good way to model how children can engage their readers more. The illustrations are cute and could be used to help children with their writing. It is also appealing to many ages - parents to read to their children or older children to read alone.
Kylie Kempster

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
2017 Inky Awards shortlist
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Book Week 2017 ideas - Escape to Everywhere
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates