Nim's Island

A site for readers of the book Nim's Island, by Wendy Orr

Monday, August 22, 2011

Princess and Her Panther Review

Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 22 | Union City Library Blog

Just spotted, this nice little review:

The Princess and Her Panther by Wendy Orr

“Imagination is at the heart of this book as two sisters set out to camp in their backyard. Their red tent becomes a royal shelter, the wading pool a lake, and the sandbox is the desert they toil across. The princess is stalwart, but her little sister, the panther, is unnerved when night falls. After one too many scares by neighborhood animals, the girls do not predictably retreat into the safety of the house but, instead, stand up to the night and are brave—both of them. The final spread shows that all is well in the tent, with a bright moon shining and the sisters contentedly asleep.”

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nims Island set build timelapse on Vimeo

Nims Island set build timelapse on Vimeo

I'm going to stick to writing books. Creating Nim's island and home in words was much easier than this! But fascinating to see this timelapse of the set being built.

Nim's Island Animal Jukebox

Nim's Island Animal Jukebox

This is quite fun - you can play or record a piece of music using different sounds from animals from Nim's Island.

(And I'm ignoring the fact that the caption writer didn't know that Nim is a girl.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Star Readers Review Nim's Island

Star Readers from Glenmore Park Public School - Local News - News - General - Penrith Star:

I love reading what kids have to say about my books. Here's a very well written review from Georgia in Yr 6:

"Nim’s Island is a fresh change from the usual children stories.

After her mother dies, Nim and her Father Jack sail around the world twice and discover a small deserted island. They make their home under a dormant volcano and Nim’s best friends on the island are a seal lion name Selkie, a marine iguana called Fred and a turtle named Chica."

She ends the very informative review with words to make any author smile:

"From the moment I picked it up I didn’t want to put it down. Anyone from 10 to 100 with a sense of adventure would love this book. I highly recommend it.
10/10 from me. Keep an eye out for NIM AY SEA if you loved this story"