Apr 21, 2010

THE FLOODS

Reviewed by Tilly, 8yrs. old - Tween Book Reviewer and Sometimes Writer
The Floods is a series of books all written by Colin Thompson. You can always tell a book by Colin Thompson because he does his own illustrations and they are weird - but in a good way. The picture are like the story, which is also weird, in a good way.
The Floods is about a weird family called... The Floods. The family has a father, mother, children and dogs, this sounds like a normal family but this family is all witches and wizards. Even weirder, the dogs can talk, maybe because they used to be children. One of the dog-kids was created out of electricity. On top of all that Valla (the oldest child) drinks blood.
I think there are 9 books in the whole series, I've read 5 so far. They are chapter books but have lots of great pictures throughout the story. These books are creepy but funny and I will read the whole series. Each book is titled from a popular TV shows, the first one is Neighbours.
Out of five dolls, I rate this series...
I'm also going to read Colin Thompson's new series called The Dragons.
The cover AND the title are different in America! They've also changed the names so they aren't names of TV shows anymore! This is what the Amazon book looks like:
And here is a paper doll link, if you click on it, you can print it and cut it out!

12 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am not familiar with this series, but it sounds like one my 8 year old son would love. I think I'll buy him the first book in The Floods series and the first one in The Dragons series and see how he likes them. Thanks for the great recommendation, Tilly. They look like fun books! :-)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Tilly, did you know that Mark Twain, after getting his fingers all inky from typesetting, began his newspaper career as a book reviewer, too? I like the format to your blog.

It took a lot of work. And you and your sister have every right to be proud of it.

You might like to check out the excerpt of my middle grade book I wrote based on the tales told me by my half-Lakota mother : THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS.

As a politeness only, I am providing a link to my post on it. Skip all the flowery words before the excerpt. You know us adults. We just go and on.

We mean well. But it's an adult thing. My cat, Gypsy, just wrinkled her whiskers at me as if to say, "It's a HUMAN thing."

Here's that link. Ask your mother before you visit so she can check out my blog :
http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2010/04/hibbs-bear-with-two-shadows.html

You two will make fine writers one day, Roland

Niki said...

I haven't seen these books. They sound great, love the illustrations. :o)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Wow, those illustration take me back to my childhood. I have a fantastic picture book called, The Trouble with Mum, by Babette Cole.
It's a children's book for very young ones but I think you'd LOVE the illustrations in it. Here's the link to the cover. Enjoy!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=200445899097

KarenG said...

What an incredible blog you have here! I love how you rate the books with paper dolls!

Julia Karr said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! Great reviews! And such clever rating systems! Yay!

Jen said...

These books sound really good! I love a good weird read and the fact that the dogs can talk because they used to be children sounds very intriguing!

I think the covers would make you want to pick them up on their own! Good luck finishing the last 4 of the series, I can't to hear if you enjoyed them all!

Casey McCormick said...

These sound fun, Tilly. I love discovering a new series!!! Hope you enjoy the last few as much as the first.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi girls! I just wanted to let you know that I have officially ordered my first copy of The Floods. I'll let you know how my son likes them! Thanks again for such a great review.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hi, you two! Just checking in on you to see if you've read any more neat books -- or messy books even if they're fun. Hope your weekend went smooth and so cool it was crisp. Roland

Slushpile Slut said...

I love wierd, in a good way books! Sounds like a good read! This is a way cool blog! Good job you guys!

Tilly said...

Thank you for going on my blog and commenting it's very nice of you {Everyone who commented to my blog}. :~)

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