Review & Giveaway | It’s A Kid’s Life by Kerry Gibb

We were sent a copy of the book for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.

Jack is a little bookworm – I have probably mentioned that already. He is on one of the highest reading levels in his class and always has his head in a book if he can. He likes a wide variety of stuff – he usually chooses a fiction book for his everyday reading book from school and checks out a non fiction book when it comes to visiting the school library once a week. He is also very lucky to have a wide variety of books in our house – he not only has the books bought for him by us or other family or friends, he also has some books I’ve won (mainly from Toppsta or social media) and also has some of mine and Steve’s books from childhood. He certainly isn’t short on reading material.

Jack was recently given the chance to read and review It’s A Kid’s Life, written by Kerry Gibb and illustrated by Ellie Barrett. Kerry very kindly signed it for him which he was very excited and happy about – there’s just something about a signed book that makes it all the more special, right?

It’s A Kid’s Life {affiliate link} is the first book in a series for ages 7 and up and tells the story of Ben Collins, a typical nine year old boy. Forced to start a new school, It’s A Kid’s Life tells all about his adventures. From planning to make his millions by running a secret school tuck shop or being distracted by the beautiful Lottie Jones, Ben Collins is an adventurous little soul and nothing ever goes to plan. A humourous read, by all accounts. But I didn’t read it – Jack did. So what did he think?

Jack settled down to read and couldn’t get enough. He kept disappearing for ages and I’d find him curled up in his room, devouring the book some more. When he eventually finished, he ran downstairs and told me to go on Amazon. When I enquired why, he told me that he wanted the next book in the series RIGHT NOW.

Being seven years old, being able to write (or even dictate) a review isn’t his strongpoint so I am going to do my best to paraphrase what he told me his thoughts were about the book. He found the book to be very funny and that it kept drawing him back in – he just had to find out what happened next. He liked the sound of Ben, thought he’d be a fun friend to have and thought that the idea of some of the things that happened to Ben happening at his school was quite the hilarious notion. So interested in Ben’s life, he couldn’t wait to get his hands on the next book – which he may be getting during half term if he behaves, as a treat.

Jack really liked reading Chapter 1 of It’s A Kid’s Life 2: Arch Enemies {affiliate link} and can’t wait to read the book himself. I really think adding the excerpt was good as it gets children excited for the next installment. Another thing he liked was the wordsearch at the back too – he’s a puzzle fiend and really enjoyed doing this.

Overall, Jack really enjoyed the book and is excited for the rest of the books in the series. Kerry has kindly offered one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of It’s A Kid’s Life themselves, all you need to do is fill in the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 23.59pm on the 28th of February 2019. Good luck!

 

It’s A Kid’s Life

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  1. I would love to win for my daughter she will be 7 in august and absolutely loves reading, shes above her targets in school for reading and amazes me everyday by reading difficult books xx

  2. I’d like to win for my eldest son. He’s an avid reader. He’s changing schools soon as we’ve just managed to get him into a specialist school. This would be an amazing gift to help with the transition from school to school

  3. This looks and sounds like a great book (and I love the added little wordsearch too!). My son is 9 and loves to read and I am always super happy when I find a book he cant put down or wants more of the series and this definitely sounds like one he would love too! Thanks for sharing will go check it out now!

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