Friday, 31 January 2020

Review by Finlay and Zach, aged 9, of “Whizz! Bang! Fireworks!” - Oxford Literacy Books.




This book is about Fireworks. I recommend this book for ages 4 to 11 years of age. It’s good because it has good Firework pictures. It’s funny because they have made little jokes in it as well as funny pictures. There are a lot of Chinese facts in there as well. It’s got lots of information about Fireworks in all sorts of places.
There is a firework code at the back of the book. 
The code says…

1. Keep fireworks in a closed container 
2. Follow the instructions on each firework carefully 
3. Light the end of the of a firework fuse. 
4. Never throw fireworks 
5. Stand well back. 
6. Keep pets indoors 
7. Never put one in your pocket!

The fireworks were in big cities. Things we learned - In 1993, in Pudong, 1000 cyclists set off 96000 fireworks. An American, Edward Wilson invented the very pistol. It fired red, white and green. Red meant danger. 
Scientists found out that different metals made different colours. Copper makes a green flame. Lead makes a blue flame. Lithium makes a red flame. The Chinese thought that firecrackers would scare away demons and evil spirits.

By Finley and Zack W aged 9

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