Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A review of Shrek 4.

Hello everyone!

Right now we are on school holidays and my mum took my sister and me to see Shrek 4. I loved it so much I have decided to review it!

When we meet Shrek in this movie he seems a bit sad with his life. He is sad because people don't think he is a scary ogre any more and he keeps living the same day over and over again. One day he meets Rumpelstiltskin, who as we all know, is very nasty, and he signs a contract which lets Shrek be a mean ogre for a day in return for a day from Shrek's childhood. Shrek later works out that the day Rumpelstiltskin takes was the day before Shrek was born. This means that Shrek was never born and Fiona never knew him! Shrek needs to do something to fix this problem and he only has one day to do it!

I loved this movie because it is funny and there are heaps of funny characters. One of the fumiest characters is a kid named Butter Pants (his father is voiced by Ryan Seacrest) and he made everybody laugh with his catch phrase Do the roar!

I give this movie 10 out of 10.

Tomorrow we are going to be going to the North Pine Dam for a picnic; I will tell you about it next time.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Have a great day
Big Al.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Club Penguin hints and a great game!


I hope everyone is having a great day.

If you have a Club Penguin account you would know that there is an Adventure Party going on and you have to find things like paper hats. If you are having trouble here are a few handy clues that might help you.

Clue one: the first hat is in the forest near the big boulder.

Clue two: the second one is in the Beach near the sign.


Clue three: the third hat is in the bushes at the snow forts near the stadium.


Clue four: Go to the hidden lake and on top of the mermaid cove sign is the fourth hat.


Clue five: go to the plaza and in the Blue Puffle's hat is the fifth hat.


Clue six: go to The Town and in the Tiki's hat is the sixth hat

Clue seven: go to the Iceberg and look in the palm trees and you will find the second last hat.


The last clue: go to the ski village and on top of the pirate puffle sign is the last hat!


When you finish finding the paper hats it will say Build the map. That map will help you try to find the hidden treasure.

When you have finished the puzzle you will get a map. It is kind of hard to find where it is so just look at the cove. When you get to the cove you will see an X marking the spot. When you go there you use your jackhammer which you can buy in this month's clothing catalog. 

To work the jack hammer press E and D at the same time and you will get the prize.

Now that you have finished the puzzle you will get the bandanna!  

Now that you are finished all of that, click here and you will find a great to play!

Have great day and thanks for visiting.

Big Al.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ideas on taking photos.

Hello! Thanks for coming to visit me today.

I have had a great day today. We bought a new rug for my study and I was just in the backyard playing football with my dad while Mum was taking some photos for her blog.

I also took some photos of myself for Simoney's next Kid's Click Competition. 

Last week's competition was all about yucky things and Simoney thought my picture was outstanding! Thank you for saying that, Simoney-you made my day! Simoney has now added and extra-special prize to the competition. If she thinks your picture is outstanding you get to write a little post with your photo tips for KidsClick!

So here are my 5 tips on taking good photos. 

Idea 1: don't be afraid to get messy and you should even lie down on the ground to get a good shot. Here is a picture of the grass that I took today while lying on the ground.

Idea 2: always get in nice and close. Here is a photo of a spider and I didn't use the zoom. I just got in real close with the camera.

Idea 3: if you can, don't use the flash because it makes the picture look a bit funny and not very natural. Heres a picture of a flower taken with a flash.

Here is a picture of the same flower without the flash-I like this one better.

Idea 4: Hold the camera still as a statue. 

Idea 5: Have fun !  I had lots of fun taking pictures of myself for this week's competition.

Here is my entry called..... 


Thank you for hosting this great competition Simoney and thank you for letting me share some of my ideas about taking pictures.

Before I go I just wanted to show you a funny ad I found for Sony TVs. It features Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning and some other celebrities!

Wasn't that funny!

Thanks for visiting me today and don't forget to visit Simoney to link up your pictures all about YOU!

Have a great day,
Big Al :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Zac Power" book review and a Great Song.

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I have finished all my homework so it's blog time! I love blogging after a busy day at school.

Today I'm doing a book review on Zac Power written by H.I. Larry.

I like the Zac Power books because they are about a super spy named Zac who is only 12 years old. Zac and his brother Leon and their parents who all work for a spy agency called the Government Investigation Bureau or G.I.B for short.

I have just finished reading Shockwave, Frozen Fear and Blockbuster my favorite one is Shockwave because it has more excitement than the others. This book has Zac in the desert because GIB has received a ransom note from Dr Drastic that they pay $500 billion or a purple diamond LaserBlaster will be used to destroy all mobile networks around the world!

One thing I like about this book is all the gadgets Zac has. He has an Impello vest which is designed to pull the wearer in a particular direction. The vest even comes with a warning label that says WARNING not to be used to remove teachers from classrooms. This jacket is how Zac knows he has a mission because he gets pulled to GIB head quarters. he has other gadgets too like the Spy Phone and the Exo Skeleton armoured suit.

Exo Skeleton armoured suit.
Image from "Shockwave", page 24.

All the books are must-reads for boys aged 6 and up.

I give these books 10 out of 10!!!!!!!!!

I am linking with Kids' Picks at 5 Minutes for Books.

Before I go I want to share with you my favorite song at the moment, the official theme of the South African World Cup 2010. Here are the lyrics to the song which is going to be used throughout the entire campaign. It is the soundtrack for all television commercials as well.

Give me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higher

See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud
In the streets are, exaliftin , as we lose our inhabition,
Celebration its around us, every nation, all around us

Singin forever young, singin songs underneath that sun
Lets rejoice in the beautiful game.
And together at the end of the day.


When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom Just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom
Just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back.

Now I am off to read a new book, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Have a great day
Big Al :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

A YUCKy Picture!

Finally, my homework is done and that means time for a walk. Mum and Maddy were taking photos of flowers and many more things on our walk, but while I was walking I saw something very YUCKY, a cigarette!

Now, what was even more depressing and definitely very, very disgusting was the garbage in the gutter.

Garbage in the Gutter-taken by me, Big Al!
(aged 10!)

I am linking this Yucky picture of garbage in the gutter to a photo competition at the blog

Thank you for letting me join in, Simoney.

Tonight my bed time reading is three Zac Power books; Shockwave, Frozen Fear and Blockbuster. I will review these books for my cousin Jacob in my post tomorrow.  

Thanks for reading my blog today. I hope you will come back soon.

Have a good day,
Big Al.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello welcome to my blog about Books,Games and many more things.

In this blog I am going to talk about my favourite books, games and lots more.

This week I've been playing Pokemon Heartgold.

This game is about your avatar and your pokemon who have to find gym leaders who give you things to complete your adventure.

This game is good  because it comes with a Pokewalker. Some people think it is only a pedometer but it also records how many steps your Pokemon takes.

I have had a few problems with this game because it really hard so I found a website when I couldn't find the gym leaders. Click here for a great website that is really helpful for this game. 

This is the ad for the game Pokemon Heartgold.

I give this game 10 out of 10!!!

Thank you for visiting me today.
See you soon!!!

Big Al