Scoil Aonghusa pupils are celebrating reading, books, authors and illustrators as part of World Book Day 2016. Pupils from Juniors Infants to Sixth Class have been coming together this week to appreciate reading and the benefits it brings them. Reading is very important to children, developing their mind, their imagination and ability to discover new things. Words that are read, written or spoken are the building blocks of life. The pupils will be receiving book tokens this week to go and buy their favourite book. Philips Bookshop in Mallow is holding a competition for all those children that redeem their tokens on World Book Day.
Book report by Dylan Matthews, 4th Class
Title: NO GUN FOR ASMIR
Author: Christobel Mattingley
Pupils choice rating: 4/5
It was about a boy called Asmir and he was from Sarajevo and he moved to Vienna. He and his family were going to Vienna for a new start because it was 1993 and the Bosnian war was raging. His father Muris was a lawyer and he sent the rest of the family away in the middle of the night and he said he would meet them there in a month’s time. Asmir’s aunt told them they could catch a plane to Vienna because she lived there. They lived there until the war ended, sadly Asmir’s father passed away as a casualty of the war.
Who is your favourite character and why?
Asmir was my favourite character because he was so brave minding his mother and younger brother.
What is the best part of the book and why?
When the family arrived in Vienna and were finally able to start again.
Would you recommend this to a friend?
Yes, it is better suited to senior classes as it is very sad story.
World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd of March. Each child in our school will receive a book voucher which can be used to purchase books at a discounted price in selected bookstores. Please shop local and support our local bookstores.