Mrs Gidden's cool reader's club - Richard
23 March 2022
Here's what our Cool Readers Club is all about...
These are our reading stars put forward by their English teacher. We interview them about their current book, what they like reading about and what they like to do when they’re not reading. Introducing Richard...
Richard enjoys comics – and he would like to be a writer or illustrator in his future career.
Year 7 pupil Richard is so enthusiastic talking about Captain Underpants and Dog Man! He is currently reading ‘Fire Boy’ described as a ‘laugh out story about friendship, super powers and magical sweets!’
“It’s about a boy Aiden and he receives a secret package containing magic sweets,” said Richard. “He gives his friends the sweets and they all have different God-like powers.
“Aiden has the power of fire, Sadie can move objects with her mind while Hussein can control any electronic device.
“The man who posted them wants them back and so hunts them down and so they use their powers to stop him.
“I like fantasy and comic books. My favourite author is Dav Pilkey. I grew up with Captain Underpants and I love Dog Man, who is part dog, part human up against an evil cat villain who makes a bomb! I like the way they are written and illustrated.
“In school I enjoy English and PE, even though I am not into sport it’s a nice break from writing. At home, I do spend time on my X-Box but I also do my homework and help my mum around the house.
“In the future, I would like to be a writer or illustrator. I am not too good at art but I like drawing cartoon characters, as stick men. I did make my own comic called ‘My Guy’ who is a stickman with God-like powers. That was fun!”
Richard's AR teacher, Miss Ackers, added, "Richard has been such an avid reader since his very first day in September. He works so hard in lessons to get his books read, quizzes completed and he also loves to share with the class what he’s been reading and share recommendations. Richard has been an asset to the class this year and I can’t wait to see his love for reading grow as he progresses through the school. It’s students like Richard that make me proud to be a reading teacher!"