KIDS’ BOOK REVIEWS
Peter, an 11-year-old, has a little brother named Farley. They call him Fudge. He has sworn to marry Peter’s enemy: Sheila Tubman, also known as the Queen of Cooties.
They all have to spend their vacation together in the same house. Imagine spending three weeks in the same house with someone you hate.
I recommend this book because it is like the real world, but with Fudge around, nothing is ordinary.
Reviewed by Isaac, 10 Joaquin Miller Elementary
“Purple, Green and Yellow”
A little girl asks her mother for 500 felt markers. First, she gets 500 washable markers, then she gets 500 smelly markers and then 500 “never come off ’til you’re dead or maybe even later” markers. She draws on herself using the “never come off ” markers. The ending is very, very funny. Read it!
Reviewed by Mabel, 6 West Hollywood Elementary
“The Inside Story” (Sisters Grimm, Book 8)
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, blood relatives of Jacob and Wilhem Grimm, and their friend Puck are traveling through a book of fairy tales in which ever-afters (fairy tale creatures) are reliving their glory days.
The sisters Grimm are chasing two evil masterminds, Pinocchio and Mirror. Mirror has the sisters’ lost brother and wants to trade bodies. During the chase, they meet the “editor,” who is in charge of keeping the book in order.
Can the editor help Sabrina and Daphne get their brother back?
Reviewed by Sinclair, 10 Third Street Elementary
“Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker”
Mr. Docker loves potatoes. He loves them so much that he makes a car out of them. I highly recommend this book because it is mysterious.
Reviewed by Doron
Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles
Adam is a 14-year-old boy whose dad has created an ultra-reality video game. One day, Adam’s dad goes missing in New Mexico and Adam is captured by a dinosaur that can talk, fly and turn invisible.
Anyone who likes dinosaur fantasies will like this fascinating and unpredictable book.
Reviewed by Jared, 11 Third Street Elementary
JARED, 10, of Third Street Elementary, illustrated his review of “Z. Rex.”