Title: Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Written by: Peggy Gifford
Reviewed by: Daniel M., Grade 3
This book is about a girl named Moxy Maxwell who is 9 years old that doesn't want to read the book Stuart Little which is a book she needs to read during the summer. She gets distracted easily and calls her distractions "in-betweens". She has to finish reading the book before the end of the day, but she gets distracted and many things happen.
The story took place on August 23 in Moxy Maxwell's home. It is important because that night was the Goodbye to Summer Splash show, which means that summer is about to end and school is going to start soon and Moxy hasn't started to read Stuart Little. Her mom tell her that she has to finish the book that day if she wants to perform in the show at the pool and stay for the after-party.
Moxy Maxwell does not change in any way and does not learn any important lessons. She does not remind me of myself or anyone I know.
I would recommend it because it is a good book and it shows you not to wait until last minute to do things that need to be done.
Author/Illustrator: Suzy Lee
Reviewed by: Myla T., Grade I
This book is about a small little girl that goes to the beach. At first she is afraid of the water, but then she plays in it, but then a big wave comes and she sticks her tongue out and the wave crashes on her and she tumbles and gets soaked but she was okay and liked playing with the seashells. The seagulls stay near the little girl all day. Then she waves bye to the wave and she leaves and so do the seagulls.
The books take place on a summer day at the beach.
The young girl with short hair is wearing a dress. She is playful and looks happy for most of the story.
The illustrations told me the story.
I would recommend the book because I like the beach and the waves.
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 Penderwicks
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Reviewed by: Nadia C., Grade IV
The Penderwicks is about four sisters, Batty, Jane, Sky, and Rosalind Penderwick, and their dog Hound. Right before summer vacation a greedy landlord sells the house that they usually rent for the summer. Instead, Mr. Penderwick rents a cottage on the border of the Arundel grounds. While exploring, Sky encounters a boy named Jeffrey. Over the three weeks that they stay at Arundel the Penderwick sisters form a close friendship with Jeffrey. In only three weeks Jeffrey saves Batty’s life twice, and in return the Penderwicks help his mother understand his true feelings about Military school.
The story takes place in the present, on the grounds of a mansion called Arundel.
Mrs. Tifton is Jeffrey’s mother. She usually means well, but is often cruel to Jeffrey and the Penderwick sisters. For example, Mrs. Tifton and her boyfriend, Dexter Durpree secretly plan to marry and send Jeffrey to military school, even though Jeffrey wants to be a musician!
I would recommend The Penderwicks to people who like thrilling and funny adventures, but don’t really like fiction that is completely made-up.
Review by Antonia O., Grade V
The Penderwick sisters had looked out for each other after their Mother passed away. There are 4 sisters. Rosalind (12 years old) she is the responsible one. Skye (11 years old ) she is teaching her self algebra.. Jane (10 years old) she writes stories and plays soccer. Batty(4 years old) is really shy. The 4 sisters are on their way to a place called Arundel. On their way Batty found a dog. The dog is part of the hound family. The 4 sisters can't wait to explore new things and places there. They found 2 cute little rabbits while they where exploring .The Penderwicks sisters find themselves staying in a place called Arundel. They also meet a very interesting boy named Jeffrey. Jeffrey's mom wants him to go to military School but Jeffery dose not want to go to military School. The Penderwicks sisters try to help him out.
I think people should read this book because is about 4 sisters helping out a boy from going to military School. If you are a kind person that loves helping others, then this book is for you! This book is a wonderful book.
Author/Illustrator: Douglas Florian
Reviewed by Janiah A., Grade V
The book is about summer. It is about how the author tells us what he thinks of the summer, but he tells us through different points of view. Like sometimes he describes summer as a terrible hot itchy season. But sometimes he says it a great bonding season and a great time to play and have a break from school. The main message is that everyone has a different opinion of summer and Douglas Florian's book, Summersaults, shows you that.
It takes place in Summer. Sometimes it is the night or sometimes the day. It all really depends on what the poem is about. Yes it is important to the story because you need to know if it is day or night so you can know what kind or book or poem it is.
The illustrations help me as a reader because I feel the vibe of the book and you get to see how everything would look instead of imagining it when there are no illustrations.
I would definitely recommend this book because it tells you what ways you can look at Summer. You can look at it a positive way or you can look at it in a negative way. Its your opinion.
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