Sydney’s Writers Festival

Today was the last day for the SWF (Sydney’s Writers Festival). I met Andy Griffiths, Oliver Phommavanh and Anna and Barbara Fienberg ( the authors of Tashi believe it or not, their mother and daughter).
I think its great to give children a chance to meet their favourite author, although most children’s authors aren’t Australian (Pamela Allen and Dr Seuss). I couldn’t upload Andy Griffiths for some reason. I got Oliver’s autograph though!

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Photos by my dad

11 Reasons Why You Should Read The Eleventh Hour By Graeme Base

 

A book is read, a story ends, a  telling tale is told.

But who can say what mysteries a single page may hold?

A maze of hidden codes and clues, a clock at every turn,

And only time will tell what other secrets you may learn…

Graeme Base-The Eleventh Hour

 

Have you ever read the book: The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base? Well, if you haven’t-you definitely should. Especially if you are interested in codes and mysteries…

The main summary of the story is that a young calf (Horace, The Elephant) of eleven years is having a Fancy-Dress Party on the 11th of November. He has invited 10 animals; a zebra called Eric, a tiger called Max, a rhino called Thomas, a crocodile called Sam, a mouse called Kilroy, a swan, a cat, two twin giraffes and a pig. They play many party games and have lots of fun until they find that someone has stolen all the food for Horace’s banquet dinner!

 

My 1st reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

Anyone who likes solving mysteries along with some clues and puzzles to solve would absolutely love this book, it is filled to the brim with them!

My 2nd reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

The author, Graeme Base, uses poetry to write his books which is extremely hard, while also illustrated the whole book!

My 3rd reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

Graeme Base writes in a very humorous way which makes his readers want to read more, just like The Eleventh Hour.

My 4th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

The plots of all his stories are strong and very smart because he uses only a picture book to carry you into the set scene of his story, especially in The Eleventh Hour.

My 5th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

Graeme Base’s The Eleventh Hour seems as if it is meant for young children as it looks like a small picture book but – despite it being small – The Eleventh Hour has a lot of writing in it with words that only 5th-8th graders would know and anyway, once in a while picture books can be very fun to read!

My 6th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

The Eleventh hour has beautiful illustrations filled with many different colours and shades so, those artists out there can stare at these amazing illustrations by Graeme Base!

My 7th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

Graeme Base has very descriptive writing that sets you in the scene of the world of The Eleventh Hour!

My 8th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

The book, The Eleventh Hour leaves you hanging, as if you’re the one to decide the ending of the story.

My 9th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

After you read The Eleventh Hour you still have so much more to come, such as finding the codes, cracking them and then putting them all together!

My 10th reason for why you should read The Eleventh Hour is:

You get to know each character individually in a way that is humorous and fun.

My 11th reason and my last is:

The Eleventh Hour is one of the most historic picture book, filled with everything you could possibly want.

 

Those are my eleven reasons why you should read The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base!!