Summary Report on July Book Review

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2022 Session 29 Report
  • Topic: Book review
  • Date: Saturday 30/07/2022 
  • Volunteers Present: 4
  • Total Number of Attendees: 61
  • Timings: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Main Topic/Activity: Book review
  • Resource Person: Uwala Tedeye 


The 29th session which happened to be the last Saturday of July was focused on a book review. As it is our tradition to review books every last Saturday of the month. The review of the whole book titled ‘The Adventure of Princess Pauline, Prince Ademola Jnr and the dragon’ was done this time around. This was a continuation of the June book review, which focused on parts A and B of the book.

Session Delivery of the July Book Review

The session began with an opening prayer done by Electra Tuedor which was followed by the Itsekiri anthem.

A quick recap was done on the previous session, as the participants clearly could not conceal their joy in them having their first practical digital session.

The book ‘The Adventure of Princess Pauline, Ademola Jnr and the Blue Dragon’ was given to all participants present at the previous book review and only Part A and B were covered in the book review session. Participants had the entire month of July to read and digest the complete story in preparation for the July book review session.

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Some participants were at the session with their books, while a few others did not have their books with them.

Representatives were called upon from each team to do the presentation of their reviews. 

  • Happy Omomehin represented team Olu Ikenwoli. She likes adventure stories because she can picture imaginary characters.
  • Besinfe Etuwewe represented team Atuwatse II. He wished he could have a blue Dragon to take him to different parts of the world.
  • Rale Oluwatobi represented team Ginuwa II, and he did it so well that one would yearn for the book. He loves all the characters in the book and wishes to be a Santa Claus one day. He made a seemingly confusing part of the book easy for all to understand during his review presentation. The part where princess Pauline and Ademola Jnr, despite being siblings, turned out to be crowned as the king and Queen of Edmonton. He explained how the old royal rule favoured the first male child (Prince Ademola) to become the king and the second royal rule favoured the first child (princess Pauline) to become the Queen of Edmonton.
  • Sharon Segun and Chisom Onovo represented team Erejuwa II. This duo would prefer to be good children in Santa’s good book because they want to have gifts from Santa this Christmas Eve.

The facilitator walked the participants through the book. The king and queen of Edmonton with their children Princess Pauline and Ademola Jnr were contacted by Santa Claus from the North Pole. He wanted the children to come and give them helping hands to help meet their target of giving all the children in the world gifts on Christmas Eve. Children whose names were found in Santa’s good book (obedient and respectful children) were given gifts. Those whose names were not found in Santa’s good book (disobedient and disrespectful children) were not given gifts. Later on, Prince Ademola became the new Santa and Princess Pauline was the Santa Assistant. They ruled for 5 years and passed on the baton to Ted Johnson as they were asked to come back to Edmonton to become the King and Queen because it was time for their parents to retire.

It was an exciting review as participants wished to be in Santa’s good book to get gifts from Santa on this year’s Christmas Eve. They also wish to see the Original Santa from the North Pole this Christmas as against the make believe Santa.

New words learnt from the July Book Review

GPS (Global Positioning System): It is one of the two devices used by Princess Pauline, Ademola Jnr and the Blue Dragon to locate Santa’s North Pole from Edmonton.

NORAC (North American Aerospace Command): Another device that helped guide them to the North Pole.

Other key activities during the session 

Questions to the participants

  • Why was Ted Johnson awake when Santa was at his house to drop gifts?
  • What was used as a means of transportation in the story?
  • How long did Princess Pauline and Ademola Jnr rule in the North Pole?
  • Who became Santa Claus after Princess Pauline and Prince Ademola Jnr?
  • Who is the owner of the North Pole?

To mark United Nations friendship day, participants were admonished to show love to people around them. This was accompanied by friendship songs like ‘l love you, we are happy family ‘

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