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

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals 2017 longlist
CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
Newbery and Caldecott Medals 2017
ALA awards 2017
Costa Children's Book Award 2016
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

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
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates