Books Vs. TV


I got this book mark from the school library a few days back and on the back of it, this was written:

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall. “

                             – Roald Dahl

I like how it rhymes so well. I also agree with the poet that books are far more interesting that TV!


Rules by Karla Kushkin (Poetry)

This is not a book review. My teacher Mrs. S said that each month, she will give us some poems and we have choose one, memorize it and then recite it in the class. For September, I chose:

Rules by Karla Kushkin

Do not jump on ancient uncles.

Do not yell at average mice.

Do not wear a broom to breakfast.

Do not ask a snake’s advice.

Do not bathe in chocolate pudding.

Do not talk to bearded bears.

Do not smoke cigars in sofas.

Do not dance on velvet chairs.

Do not take a whale to visit

Russell’s mother’s cousin’s yacht.

And whatever else you do do

It is better you

Do not.


I liked this poem a lot, so I wanted to write one like this. Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting another version of Rules, written by Gravity Ninja! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think of my poem, please!


Rules (Version 2) by Gravity Ninja

Do not take an ant to picnic.

Do not pack a selfish bag.

Do not play these with a snail,

Racing, jumping, swinging and tag.

Do not skip with an active monkey

Do not fly in a gigantic beehive.

Do not go bowling with an athletic tiger.

Do not take a shark for a dive.

Do not sneak your pet cobra to a

party where no snakes are allowed.

And whatever rules you might break,

You better not be






On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer


Summary: On my Honor by Marion Dane Bauer is a Newbery Honor book that I recently picked up from the library. The book is about two best friends, Joel and Tony,  who go to the State park after promising their Dad that they will only go to the park and no where else. Joel dares Tony to go swimming in a dangerous river. Tony is not good at swimming and dies. Joel feels very guilty for being responsible for Tony’s death and for not keeping the promise that he made to his dad.

My opinion: This was a very sad, but great book to read. The way the author describes Joel and Tony swimming and Joel discovering Tony is lost and then finding him dead is very written and I could imagine myself being in his place. Joel feels bad because he was guilty for his friend. I would really feel bad too because my best friend dies and I’m the one who’s guilty. The lesson in this book is that you should always be safe and don’t go to dangerous places.


Zac Power and the Poison Island


poisonisland-ZPThis was the first book of this series for me. Zac Power is a 12 year old spy who keeps getting into one adventure after the other.

I loved this book and I would be very interested in reading more of the series. There was a cool mystery in it, lots of secret agents, and a thrilling adventure. It was one of those books that you couldn’t put down until the end!

Creepela von Cacklefur (Geronimo Stilton) and the Ghost Pirate Treasure


I don’t know why, but currently, I just seem to be picking up the Geronimo Stilton books a lot! I think I just need to finish the entire series and only then will my brain let me move onto something else 🙂

Summary: In the Ghost Pirate Treasure, Billy wakes up and sees holes in the backyard. Then he decides to call Creepella to investigate. Then they go on a wild adventure to discover the Ghost Pirate Treasure!

My opinion: This was a very funny book like all the others. It was a very  exciting book. It was a little bit scary too!

App Review Monday – Quell



My mom recently got this game for me and it’s a great game for both of us to play. There is a water droplet (which is very fragile, of course) and you have to navigate it through a series of mazes and collect the pearls in the smallest number of moves possible. There are also spikes and switches and other things. There is a tutorial that explains very easily about the different levels and obstacles.

I would recommend this game to anyone who loves to think while playing!


The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville


Summary: The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville is another book in the Magic Shop Series. So far, I have read only two of those books and the only things in common in the series are Mr. Elives, his magic shop and two rats! A 5th grade boy named Russell goes to the magic shop and ends up buying a mysterious ring “Monster’s Ring”. The ring comes with the instructions that if you twist it while doing a magic chant, you will turn into a monster by growing horns and hair on the face. If you twist it twice, fangs are bared. Twist it thrice and….no one will dare! Russell uses the ring on Halloween and then goes out of control. Read the book to find out more about this enthralling adventure!

My opinion: When I read the back of this book, it was so interesting that it looked like a cliffhanger to me and I just had to start reading it right away! When Russell got bullied by Eddie, I was infuriated for him and when he started scaring Eddie, I was rooting for Russell. The story is scary in parts, as well as very comical at times, especially when describing Russell’s interaction with his Dad. Definitely a must read.

Frindle by Andrew Clements


Summary: Frindle by Andrew Clements is about this boy Nick in 5th grade,  whose teacher Ms. Granger is very strict and everyone says that she has x-ray vision. Ms. Granger once explains to the class how words are made, which gives Nick an idea that he would call a pen, a “frindle”. He goes to the store and asks to buy a “frindle”. Soon, everyone in his school starts calling it frindle and he becomes famous and comes on the news! 10 years later, when he is in Junior College, Ms. Granger sends him a package containing a new dictionary which has the word “frindle” in it. And in the end, it says “Made by Nicholas Allen, American”!

My opinion: I loved the story because this boy invents a cool new word. This is a funny book which I read in just one day, maybe in about 2 hours. I was very interested to know what would happen to Nick and “frindle” so I just couldn’t put the book down. It also has good illustrations and Nick has inspired me to invent a word myself. Who knows, maybe one day you might see my name in a dictionary. Ha ha ha! 🙂



The Dumb Bunnies by Dav Pilkey


Summary: Dav Pilkey, the famous author of the Captain Underpants series has written this hardcover book called the Dumb Bunnies. I am laughing hysterically just writing about this book! The main characters in this book are Poppa, Mama and Baby bunny who are each dumber than the other. They do dumb things like eat chips with a straw, if their porridge is cold, they blow on it, if it is hot, they warm it in the microwave and when it’s just right, they pour it on their pants! They had a picnic in the carwash, they went ice skating “in” the lake and they “bowled a home run at the library”!

My opinion: The funniest part of the book for my mom was when they were going to the city, they decided to take their bikes, to get some exercise, and ended up carrying the bikes on top of their cars, because they are so dumb! My favorite part was when Baby Bunny flushed Little Red Goldilocks down the toilet and Poppa Bunny said “That’s my boy!” This is a very funny book and would appeal to young as well as old readers.



A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon


Summary: Today, I read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, the famous author of the “No, David” books, to PinkNinja. This is about a girl who loves lima beans but she never ate them because her friends thought that it was weird of her to like them. So, she develops a mysterious disease which makes her skin turn different patterns like stripes, dots etc. Her parents call the doctors but even the experts can’t figure out what’s happening to her. All the news reporters find out and there is a crowd outside her ouse waiting for her to come out. Finally a mysterious lady, sweet as a strawberry, offers a cure for her illness.

My opinion: This book teaches an important lesson. And that is, never stop doing what you love even if the other people around you think its weird or different. In this story, the girl stopped eating lima beans for fear of being made fun of by her friends, and developed a case of stripes! She only got cured when she ate her favorite food.