Young Writers in Action

Found! A story by 7-year-old Saahil

We love reading your stories, poems and book reviews. Last week Saahil from Yidarra Catholic Primary School sent us this exciting adventure story. Read on …

Found! by Saahil, 7

One day, when I was playing in the school playground with my friend Zack, we suddenly fell into a deep hole. It wasn’t any ordinary hole; it was a hole full of gold.

We fell in with a CRASH and a BANG! We looked around this unusual place for a while, and then Zack said “Where are we?” I said that we were in one of the pyramids in Egypt.

Zack asked again, “How did we get in the pyramid?”

I replied “I think we fell into the hole that we were digging.”

When it was getting dark, Zack and I called out for help, but no one answered. We were left here in the dark by ourselves.  The next day, we heard a crack on the wall. Somebody was mining in the pyramid. The archeologist was an Australian man. His name was Max. We found out that the archeologist was a friendly man. He worked for an Australian Mining Company in Egypt. Max helped us out of the pyramid. He wanted to know where we were from. I said that we were from Perth, Australia. So, Max called the taxi to the airport. Max found the flight back to Perth and we flew back there. Our parents were searching everywhere for us. The government told our parents that we were on a flight back to Perth. Our parents found us at the airport and took us home. Zack and I were happy to be home.

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Book Review: Button Boy

Button Boy, by Rebecca Young, ill. Sue deGennaro ISBN 9781741697971, Scholastic Australia

Reviewed by Year 2G, Yidarra Catholic Primary School, WA

Yidarra Catholic Primary School students with a copy of Button Boy. Photo © K Price
Yidarra Catholic Primary School students with a copy of Button Boy. (Photo © K Price)

The book Button Boy was written and illustrated by Rebecca Young and Sue deGennaro. Button Boy is a fabulous book because it is about being helpful.

Button Boy is about a little boy called Banjo who loves to collect buttons. His grandma sews the buttons onto his jumper. Every day when he’s on his way to school he finds someone who has a missing button and he gives them one. Finally, he has only one button left. Banjo is a kind and giving boy.

We like the book because the pictures are very funny. The best thing about Button Boy is that the main character is a kind little boy. People who like collecting things would like this book. It would be good for boys or girls aged 5 to 8.

You should go and get this book now! It is great.

* Year 2"Undercover Readers Club logo" at Yidarra Catholic Primary School is a member of our Undercover Readers Club. A review copy of Button Boy was provided by the publisher.