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Olivia and Ayra

The author is Nicola Davies. The illustrator is Laura Carlin. The genre is fiction.
The plot:
1. The place is dull, dry and gloomy
2. A lady had a bag of acorns and the little made a promise to plant them.
3. She planted them and the city began to become happy and colourful.
Started as a gloomy dark city with no rain and no laws. Then it became colourful.

The main Character is a little girl that’s a thief. Her physical appearance is old like a teenager, and she look’s dull.
I recommend this to year 1,2,3,4 and 5
Me and my friends rating for this book is **** .

Olivia and Ayra

Yusuf and Corban

The promise book review by Corban and Yusuf
The author is Nicola Davies and the illustrator are Laura Carlin. The genre of this book is a fiction adventure.
On a mean street, a horrible thief tries to steal an old ladies bag, but she had to keep a promise, which was to plant whatever was in the bag. When the thief opens the bag, there were perfect green acorns inside.
I thought the thief was spiteful, mean and naughty and I feel this because at the start of the book she liked stealing and mugged an old woman and ran off with her bag.
I think this book can be recommended to young readers because it has lots of pictures, and because there aren’t a lot of words on each page. I also think this book can be recommended to adults too, because there is a good moral to the story and excellent vocabulary.
I rate this book **** stars because it has a lot of adjective words and I didn’t give it a five star because  we thought the pictures were quite dull.

Yusuf and Corban Y4 Robins

Jacob and Oliver

This Book: The Promise
The Author: Nicola Davies
The Illustrator: Laura Carlin

The book is a fiction I think it is about a girl who makes a promise and after a while trees started to grow and then when she got older another thief stole her bag and she smiled at the thief and let go of the bag.

I think she was happy with the  beautiful city. We found this book had some difficult words in it so we recommend this book to Year 4 –  year 6


Jacob and Oliver year 4


This book is called The Promise. The Author Nicola Davies and the illustrator Laura Carlin have worked to make this book. It starts as a dark story but has a twist.
The city is dry, gritty and seems like there is no hope. A young girl who is a thief fights a frail, old lady for her purse. The old lady says “If you promise to plant them, I’ll let go.” She just wanted the bag so she replied greedily “All right, I promise.” Then the girl remembered her promise the next day and planted all over the city.
The book is a very moving, didactic story. The illustrations and words match perfectly together. It has a meaningful moral. To keep your promise and good things will happen to you.
I would recommend this book to younger children like Year 1,2 and 3 because of the picture and the shorter writing. Also, it can go to Year 4,5 and 6 because of the deep meaning.
We would rate this book *****.

Shriya Year 4

Anren and Charlie

Book review for ‘’The Promise’’
By Nicola Davies
Illustrated Laura Carlin
Genre Fiction

The city is barren.
Then a girl tries robs an elderly woman of her hand bag.
The girl promises to plant something in the hand bag so the woman lets go.

The main character’s name is Unknown.
The main character’s personality is kind with a changed heart.

I recommend it to year 1 and reception to teach them to preserve the environment.

ANREN rates this book five stars *****
Charlie rates this book five stars *****

Anren and Charlie Y4

Alex R

Book Review
This book is called The Promise written by Nickola Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin. The genre is fiction, adventure. It’s a story to show how one persons kindness can change many others.
In this city, everything was dull and grey nobody ever smiled because there was no colour. One night a young child tried effortlessly to snatch a nice bag of acorns from a old lady . When she realised she had made a promise so she planted them everywhere, and soon other people took interest and began planting to. They didn’t stop until the whole city was full of colour.
The child’s personality is mean and cruel but is now a person that has their heart changed and loves planting magnificent beams of colour. I think that it’s a poignant, honest and lyrical story. My opinions are that I THINK it’s a heart warming story. The character is like a woman that steals from others because she is lonely and hungry as she tries to steal a bag from a old woman.
I would recommend this book to years 2 and3 so they can enjoy the pictures and know the meaning of this story.
I would rate the book ****/5

Alex R

Reva and Aizah

Book Review on The Promise. Author = Nicola Davies Illustrator = Laura Carlin This book is about caring for the environment. It is also about the relationship between humans and nature. It is a delicate, stunning book.
The book starts of with a musty, crusty old city which was crumbling down. Then a young girl steals a bag from an old lady. She kept a promise to plant whatever was in the bag.
Strangely, the bag was filled with acorns. The girl kept her promise and planted all the acorns in the must, crusty city. In the end, the beautiful, colourful city becomes a place of joy and happiness.

A story about hope, community and change. The cause of this book is to alert people of what is happening to Earth. With its lyrical text and evocative artwork, this
The Promise is a moving and didactic story, I would rate it 10 stars! 😊

Reva and Aizah yr 4

Elias and Alex S

The Promise
The Promise is by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin. This is an adventure story, and is fiction.
A girl in a dark and grouchy city tries to steal a bag from an unsmiling woman. Then she says “ I’ll let go if you promise to plant them. Once the acorns were planted joy spread through the city.
We think this book is ok but the story is a little boring. The colours make it better at the end, also the people changed and it was happier.
We recommend this book to children over the age of 5. This is because it has a dark start including stealing!
I’m Elias and I rate this book **** out of 5.
I’m Alex S and I rate this book *** out of 5

Elias and Alex S Y4 Robins