Kid’s Book Review: Crow

Kid’s Book Review: Crow

About the Book

When lonely Hattie feels out of place at her new school, she creates a scarecrow – Crow. Hattie wants him to guard the den she finds in the playground, the only place she feels happy and comfortable.
Poor Crow really just wants to have fun with the other children, but he takes his job for Hattie very seriously and his behaviour starts to get scarier and scarier.
Will Hattie realise that Crow is ruining her chance to make new friends before it’s too late?

Nicola Skinner was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I spent an idyllic early childhood mostly watching some very dramatic telenovelas, reading comics and going to the beach. She is the author of Bloom, Storm, Starboard and Giant (Harper Collins).

Rebecca Bagley  is a freelance illustrator and book designer based in Bath, England.

Book Review

I really liked the bit when she made the scarecrow and she said your name is Crow

This is a really fun and cool book!

Its about a girl who moves to a new area and has to make new friends. That can be really hard and in the story Hattie the main character is feeling lots of emotions about it.

There are some funny bits in the story and its not really that scary, that’s why I think all children would enjoy it.

I really liked the bit when she made the scarecrow and she said your name is Crow. One night he knocked on the door and Crow was alive! That’s when it got really interesting!

There are some pictures, but not that many, they are good and help you understand what us going on.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Muhammad Yusuf
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: visiting museums, Lego and reading
  • Dislikes: getting ouches and spicy food
  • Favourite Book: Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  • Favourite Song: You Are My Sunshine
  • Favourite Film: Zootopia