Title: Summer Reading is Killing Me
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Genre: fiction, fantasy
Reviewed by: Dylan V.
The book is about three pals that are a team called The Time Warp Trio and their adventures inside books. Their names are Joe, Freddie and Sam. This time, the Time Warp Trio have a difficult mission. You see, Joe has a special book and Sam accidently puts their summer reading list inside the special book. So now,the bad guys from the book on the summer reading list take over (like the Devil, Frankenstein, Mr.Teddy and a giant 266 pound chicken) and the Time Warp Trio have to stop them. Although, they have to face some scary challenges. I think the main message in the book is to try to find the joy in reading books no matter how scary it seems. Would you like to know more? You could by reading The time Warp Trio #7: Summer Reading is Killing Me!
The book takes place in New York City, but during part of the book it takes place in Hoboken.
Sam is a character who isn't a big fan of reading. He likes to let lose and have fun. So summer is probably his favorite time of the year.
I enjoyed the illustrations very much, they really helped me visualize the story. Also, the illustrations were really funny and simple.
I recommend this book because it's funny and I think other readers would laugh a lot, too.
Title: The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Author/Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
This book is about a boy named Henry who loves to eat books! When he first starts eating books, he starts with a word, then a sentence, then a page, then a whole book! When he eats books his brain is getting bigger and he is getting smarter. But then he gets sick from all those books and has to figure out a way to enjoy books without eating them.
The setting is at the Henry's house, at school, and at the library.
Henry is a nice boy. But when he isn't paying attention he accidentally ate a book. Then he loved eating books! He is intelligent.
I like the illustrations because it uses pages from real books. There are yellow pages and book paper and one even had a coffee stain on it. I noticed that when it was school or any schooly part of the story it was on graph paper. All these book pages are very attractive and fun.
I thought this book was odd how he ate books and how the messages in the books went to his brain and he got smarter. There is even a bite mark in the back cover of the book where Henry ate it which is funny! One thing he found out was that he should stop eating books and he did the right thing. My feeling about books is that we should take care of them and not eat them since we can learn from them and they can twist your brain and help you think of things that no one else has ever thought of.
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