Name of book: Animal Diaries
Author: Aliya Shetty Oza
Age group: 5-8 years
Ally’s book is amazing especially as she is herself so young (she is in Grade 3) but has written like a seasoned author. This book is her third book and she has written it as a series of diary entries by different animals.
In this book, I really liked the part in the first story when Droopy (the dog) gets a cake for his birthday when he was thinking that everyone forgot about his birthday. I also liked the part when in the last chapter, Cat Diaries, Lisa (the cat) was resting under the car but a lady picked her up and Lisa got a home to live.
I felt sad when in one of the chapter Tiger Diaries, Max (the tiger) pulled a prank on his trainer and got him fired by the owner.
I really loved this book as it was written very well, had nice illustrations, and the format was unique. I look forward to reading other books like this.
Good job Ally!
Other books by the author are:
The remaining are available for free download on her website or for viewing online at www.shortstoriesbyally.com
Fables by Ally (read review here)
Feet of Dreams (read review here)
Short stories by Ally
(I have posted this review on behalf of my 7 year old son, Neel Shrivastava. He won this book from The Curious Owl and Kids Book Café Review-a-Book Contest ! )