Or­lando’s re­view a win­ner

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Jo­ce­lyn Rein

CATS might like to hide in boxes, but you’re more likely to find Or­lando Quar­ter­main buried in a book.

The five-year-old Fi­cino School stu­dent is the youngest win­ner of the Lunch Pack com­pe­ti­tion for New Zealand Book Month.

He was se­lected for his re­view of My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by Eve Sut­ton and Lyn­ley Dodd.

In his re­view he de­scribes the book as “quite silly and tune­ful”, and says he likes it very much.

Or­lando says his favourite cat in the book is the one from Spain that flies an aero­plane.

He loves read­ing and says his favourite book is A Dragon in a Wagon.

For his prize Or­lando at­tended a cer­e­mony at the Auck­land Civic The­atre last Wed­nes­day and was given a gift pack in­clud­ing books and book vouch­ers.

Celebri­ties at the cer­e­mony in­cluded kids TV pre­sen­ter Suzy Cato and War­riors team mem­bers. The prizewin­ners then went be­hind the scenes of kids’ TV show Stu­dio 2.

Or­lando says the best part was go­ing into the green room and spell­ing out words us­ing their bodies while view­ers at home guessed the words.

“He had a great time, it was neat,” says Or­lando’s dad Guy.

The com­pe­ti­tion was launched this year and al­lowed pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate pupils na­tion­wide to give their opin­ions on the coun­try’s top 25 books, se­lected by the Sto­ry­lines Chil­dren’s Lit­er­a­ture Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

Book month fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Michele Powles says there was a wide range of qual­ity en­tries.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Story time: Or­lando Quar­ter­main is the youngest win­ner of this year’s Lunch Pack com­pe­ti­tion.

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