Posts Tagged ‘Miniwings’

 The Invincibles: Short Circuit (Book 2)

By Peter Millett

Illustrated by Myles Lawford

ISBN 9781775436003

Scholastic NZ


Book two in this adventurous series by author Peter Millett is just as much fun as the first book. The Invincibles; Tana, Scotty, Zinnia, Andrea and Muzza still have their super powers but this time there’s a problem and the children have all shrunk to tiny insect-sized versions of themselves. However, it does not stop them from getting into trouble or from trying to save the day against Tricky Ricky. More adventure, mystery and fun, although trying to escape magpies when you are very tiny morsel sized humans can be a little on the dangerous side.

A good series with short chapters and funny illustrations to break up the text making this ideal for readers who are just enjoying their first chapter books.


Miniwings: Moonlight the Unicorn’s High Tea Hiccup

By Sally Sutton

Illustrated by Kirsten Richards

ISBN 9781775434887

Scholastic NZ

Clara and Sophia have a secret and readers are encouraged to keep that secret safe. The girls have a small herd of miniwings, tiny little live horses. Guess what? They can fly and when they fly they always create a mess and cause trouble for the sisters who do everything they can to keep them hidden.

The miniwings are all back in this latest book and still up to their naughty ways. This time they get up to mischief at a high tea and get stuck into destroying all the fancy food. Watch out for some flying teeth. Yes, teeth!

The illustrations have lots of pinks and purples, greens and blues and they are definitely cute and certainly funny.

A little bit naughty and lot of fun. If you like this one, there are others in the series just as funny.

Miniwings series 
By Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Kirsten Richards

The miniwings are little, winged toy horses who secretly come to life but only when adults are not around. Actually when adults are not in the room the little horses get up to all sorts of mischief and cause chaos for sisters, Clara and Sophia. There are six miniwings, each with their own special features. Glitterwing, the prettiest, rains down colourful glitter but don’t be fooled. It isn’t just pretty glitter; it makes you sneeze. Then there is Firestorm who with his trickery just might leave slugs in your bed. Together the six miniwings will turn the easy simple day to day tasks of going to school into a disaster. Clara and Sophia can’t even tell anyone about them or blame them for the trouble they cause, as no one knows they exist. Well, there is one person who might know and who might turn out to be useful in times of chaos.

These are gorgeously illustrated first chapter books for newly independent readers, particularly young girls, although I do know some boys who would love these just the same. The books are funny, naughty, a little bit delightfully girly, but definitely a good read for readers aged about seven. Good series for this age group are often hard to find but I suspect this one will be a hit.


Glitterwings Book Week Blunder
ISBN 9781775434238 

Trying to come up with a costume for book week proves to be quite a problem for the girls especially when the miniwings get involved. A visit to the store turns in to a real disaster with the shopkeeper taking a tumble because of the miniwings. And then its is just one thing after another for the girls. 


Whizz’s Internet Oopsie

ISBN 9781775434245

Warning: If you ever come across a Miniwing, don’t let them anywhere near a credit card. If you want to know why then check out the second book in the series where once again the miniwings cause trouble for Clara and Sophia.