We were offered to have a Mother and Daughter Book Club and I knew my little bookworm Skye would enjoy it. We were sent 6 copies of Jacky Ha-Ha book by James Patterson along with Book Club questions, Photo booth kit, Sweets, Jacky Ha- Ha poster, Wordsearch and Design your own book cover sheet.
Here is the Jacky Ha-Ha blurb;
HEY BET I CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH!
With a name like Jacky Ha-Ha, that’s what I was born to do! You could say I’m an expert on wisecracks, pranks, gags and anything else that’ll bring on the chuckles.
But this story is about more than just being funny. Sometimes when I’m cracking jokes, I’m just trying to forget that my mom’s serving in the war far away. Or that my dad’s hardly ever home, leaving me and my six sisters alone a lot. And let’s not forget how my awful stutter pops out at the worst possible times.
But despite all that, I promise I’ll still make you laugh…or my name isn’t Jacky Ha-Ha!
We decided to start this book on a quiet Sunday afternoon, together and we had read quite a big chunk of the book by the time we had finished for that day. Forward on a couple of days later and we had both finished although Skye did do a bit more reading that me as she sneaked her book into her school bag.
Once we had finished the book we sat down together and I rolled of the Book Club questions . Here is an example of what questions there were;
Why does Jacky become a class clown?
Why can’t she stop making jokes, even when she tries?
How did Jacky get her nickname?
What are some of your talents?
I liked these questions as it proved to me that Skye has actually read the book properly and not skimmed through it.
We both agreed that the book was a good read, very light with illustrations in it which keeps children interested. We found out why Jacky was called Jacky Ha-Ha and how it affected her with her mum serving in the war, while she was at home. The book was set in the 1990’s so I could relate to a lot of it too.
We are both glad that Jacky managed her speech and her play without getting another detention.
When we had finished that and ate a lolly and a few sweets we decided on doing the wordsearch which kept Skye quite for a while, she coloured in all of the words. We didn’t get around the doing the photo booth kit as we found that the pencils provided did not colour in the bits very well.
We really enjoyed the mother and daughter book club and Skye is already deciding on what book we have to read together next. Not only was it fun but it was quality time spent together on something we both like to do…read.
Disclaimer: We were sent this box in exchange for the Mother and Daughter Book Club via Mumsnet. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.