Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
PROJECT CICADA: Redesign of the website - Work In Progress
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Thursday 31st July 2014 - 13:17:11

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids Books > Ella and Olivia - 1 - Cupcake Catastrophe review

« The Infinity Ring - 1 - A Mutiny in Time reviewThe Infinity Ring - 1 - A Mutiny in TimeElla and Olivia - 2 - Best Friend Showdown reviewElla and Olivia - 2 - Best Friend Showdown »

Advertising...

SmileCity
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.9/10  [2 reviews]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 3430 - Ella and Olivia - 1 - Cupcake Catastrophe
Author: Yvette Poshoglian

Ella and Olivia - 1 - Cupcake Catastrophe
Price:
$7.00
Supplier:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)
Available:
At Bookstores
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

Ella and Olivia - 1 - Cupcake Catastrophe product reviews

Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max.

Book 1: Cupcake Catastrophe
Ella and Olivia are making cupcakes for Dad's birthday. All the family will be there! But when a cooking disaster strikes, will the party be ruined?

    •  A charming and funny tale about cooking together
    •  Perfectly pitched to the 5+ reader with large font and lots of sweet illustrations
    •  Find out more about Ella and Olivia at their fun website, www.ellaandolivia.com.auClick out to an external site

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook



Tags:
baking   birthday party   cupcake   danielle mcdonald   early readers   first chapter book   scholastic   sisters   yvette poshoglian
Other listings you may be interested in:
Ella and Olivia - 2 - Best Friend ShowdownElla and Olivia - 2 - Best Friend Showdown
Rating: 9.8
Ella and Olivia - 4 - The New GirlElla and Olivia - 4 - The New Girl
Rating: 9.5
Ella and Olivia - 3 - Ballet StarsElla and Olivia - 3 - Ballet Stars
Rating: 9.6
Ella and Olivia - 7 - The Pony ProblemElla and Olivia - 7 - The Pony Problem
Rating: 9.8
Ella And Olivia - 8 - Cool KittiesElla And Olivia - 8 - Cool Kitties
Rating: 9.8
How to Make Really Good Coffee - 2014 EditionHow to Make Really Good Coffee - 2014 EditionThe Great OrlandoThe Great Orlando
Rating: 6.2
A Necklace of SoulsA Necklace of Souls
Rating: 5.3
The Ghost BrigadesThe Ghost Brigades
Rating: 9.5
Destiny's Children : 1 : CoalescentDestiny's Children : 1 : Coalescent
Rating: 9.3
The King of SpaceThe King of Space
Rating: 9.6
I'm BIG Enough Now!I'm BIG Enough Now!
Rating: 9.5
ShadowmarchShadowmarch
Rating: 5.4
Horses for King ArthurHorses for King Arthur
Rating: 8.5
If you're a KIWI and you know it!If you're a KIWI and you know it!
Rating: 9.3

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of sweetpea

Review by: sweetpea (Sarah)
Dated: 20th of July, 2012

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Miss Five writes "I like the Cupcake Catastrophe book because I can read it by myself. I also liked it when mummy read it to me. It was really easy to read. When I read it I looked at the pictures. The story was funny and it was really cool. My favourite bit was when the dad said "I will never forget about your lovely cupcakes." "

As evidenced by above my Miss Five really loved this book. She even asked if she could write the review and typed the above!!

These books really are fantastic. The plot is very simple and it is very simply written. This is a fantastic series to get your little Miss confident about moving on to the next stage from basic picture readers. Pretty much every page has a picture (in black and white) related to the story and the type is clear and large with very short paragraphs. The sentances are very basic i.e "Ella and Olivia are sisters. Ella is seven years old. Olivia is five-and-a-half years old. They live with their mum and dad and little brother Max." This is perfect for the aimed at reading age of five years plus and the book perfectly meets that age group.

My Miss Five is really proud of herself to be able to read these books by herself and it has given her a lot more confidence in her abilities. She loves these books so much she proudly shows them to everyone! Surprisingly my Miss Four really enjoyed listening to me read this (she prefers colour picture books) and was pointing to words (especially the words in big bold type) wanting me to tell her what they said. What I liked about this book as well is it takes a simple concep,t of baking cupcakes, but turns it into a very funny situation and gives a basis to talk about how to avoid making the same mistake etc.

I will definitely be looking out for further books in this series so keep them coming!!

Click here to read the profile of jopukeko

Review by: jopukeko (Jo)
Dated: 6th of July, 2012

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

As a former primary school teacher and a mum of two young daughters, this book immediately appealed to me. This book is designed as a first chapter book for a reading age of about seven years. The font is very large and there are illustrations on every double page.

I read it to my nearly four year old in one sitting. It was the first time I had read a chapter book to her and she loved it. She could relate to the story of baking with her mum and sister. She also liked the idea of a surprise for daddy's birthday. There were a couple to words I had to explain to her, including catastrophe, but nothing major that lost the flow of the story. We have also been given the second Ella and Olivia book to read and we can't wait to read it tonight and find out about their next adventure.

These books are ideal for reading to a four to six year old. A six to eight year old could read it by themselves (depending on their reading ability). This is a book that my daughter will be asking for again and again and will get mileage out of because of the wide range it caters for. She also has a 2 year old sister that doesn't have the attention span for it at the moment but will enjoy listening to it in a couple of years time.

Guest comments...

comments powered by Disqus

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.8
Product reviews for listing 4415: Ella and Olivia - 7 - The Pony Problem -  Author: Yvette Poshoglian

Product image for Ella and Olivia - 7 - The Pony ProblemAnother book in the Ella And Olivia series. Zoe is taking Ella and Olivia to her pony competition! But can Zoe help when Ella accidentally enters too, without knowing how to ride a horse?

Paper back.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"What do you do when you discover an endangered animal that only eats endangered plants?"
anonymous

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream