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Book review: Pizza and Taco series

Image shows the cover of a children's book: Pizza and Taco Too Cool for School by Stephen Shaskan. Cover illustration shows a piece of pizza in sunglasses and a taco in sunglasses in front of a red brick wall.

REVIEWED BY ETHAN, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Pizza and Taco series by Stephen Shaskan, RHUS Children’s Books, Book 4 ISBN 9780593376072

Ethan read his school’s copies of the books in this series.

Do you like comics and friends and funny beginnings? Then the Pizza and Taco series is for you.

Pizza and Taco are always competing. And I think you should read this book because Pizza and Taco have so much fun together. But Pizza and Taco have one enemy: it’s Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger is Hamburger’s cousin. And some of Pizza and Taco’s friends are Ice Cream and Cake and the Chicken Tender Twins and Hamburger and Hotdog.

One reason I like this book is because Pizza and Taco are hilarious, one time they created a comic which had a lot of funny things. And Pizza and Taco are very nice to each other, but they get into a lot of trouble. In Pizza and Taco Too Cool for School, they get into trouble. The second reason I like this book is because it has imaginative pictures. Another reason I like this book is because they are a bit realistic. For example Pizza is a bit realistic. The third reason I like this book is because Pizza and Taco are so funny and sarcastic.

Do you want to find out more about this series? Visit your local library. I recommend this series to ages seven and up. I give this series 8 out of 10 stars.


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Book review: Fox and His Friends series

The image shows the cover of a children's book: Fox and His Friends by Edward Marshall, pictures by James Marshall. The cover illustration shows three friends - a pig wearing red-and-white striped shorts, a fox wearing an orange tshirt and black shorts, and an alligator wearing a white skirt with orange polkadots. Text at the top of the image says Puffin Easy-to-read, Level 3. .

REVIEWED BY JACOB, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Fox and His Friends series by Edward Marshall, illustrated by James Marshall, Penguin Young Readers Group, ISBN 9780140370072

Jacob reviewed his own copy of this book.

Have you ever read a book that is funny and has some sad parts but more good parts? Good. You came to the right place because this book series has bad cooks and basic ones. And you do not have to read the books in order. The series is Fox and Friends by Edward Marshall and James Marshall.

In one of the books he gets in a race. He crashes in a garden so he has to fix it himself. And he gets sad about crashing into a garden. Then he broke his bike so he has to get a job, so he gets one …

My first reason I like this book is because Fox is funny. In the story he threw his tunafish sandwich away, but then he got hungry. It is so funny. My second reason I like these books is because they are not that long. You can read one in one day. My third reason is you don’t have to read the books in order.

I hope you get these books right away. I give it ten stars. I think this book is for ages 7 and up.


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Book review: Pinkalicious and the Sick Day

Image shows the cover of a children's book: Pinkalicious and the Sick Day by Victoria Kann. Cover illustration shows a child in pink pyjamas sitting up against a pink pillow in a pink bed with pink bedlinen. She has a thermometer in her mouth and is cuddling a teddy. On her bed is a pink tissue box, some drawings and a crayon.

REVIEWED BY LILA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Pinkalicious and the Sick Day by Victoria Kann, HarperCollins, ISBN 9780062246011

Lila reviewed her own copy of this book.

Have you ever read the Pinkalicious series? If you have not, you should read Pinkalicious and the Sick Day because it is funny. In this story there is a girl named Pinkalicious who is sick and her daddy tries to cheer her up.

One reason I like this book is because there are a lot of jokes. One of them is “Why did the pink panda go to the doctor? Because it was pink!” (That is why it is funny.)

Another reason I like the book is because I may want to be friends with her because she’s fun, but she may be crazy!

A third reason I like this book is because I like the pictures in the story. There are great pictures!

Do you want to find out more about this book? Visit your local library.

I recommend this book for kids ages 2-8. I give this book 9 and a half out of 10 stars!


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Book review: Fox and Rabbit Celebrate

Image shows the cover of a children's graphic novel: Fox and Rabbit Celebrate by Beth Ferry and Gergely Dudás. The cover illustration shows a giant cake with pink icing and a fox in a blue pointy party hat and two balloons, a tiny sparrow in a purple pointy party hat and a rabbit in a yellow pointy party hat and holding balloons. The sky is filled with confetti.

REVIEWED BY LUCCA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Fox & Rabbit Celebrate by Beth Ferry and Gergely Dudás, Amulet Books ISBN 9781419751837

Lucca read the school’s copy of this book.

Do you like books with celebration? Then Fox & Rabbit Celebrate by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Gergely Dudás is the book for you because it’s fun.

In this graphic novel, Fox and Rabbit want to make the world’s biggest, yummiest pizza for Sparrow’s birthday. But they can’t cook it until Rabbit reveals a sizzling secret that there’s a dragon close by that can help.

One reason I like this book is because Fox and Rabbit are best friends even though they are different, like how Fox likes swimming and Rabbit doesn’t. Another reason I like this book is because it has extra side stories. For example “Wonder, Wish, and Wow” is about making a rock garden. A third reason I like this book is because I like the graphic novel’s way of telling a story. For example I like how they use dialogue.

I hope you get this book and read it right away. I recommend this book for kids ages three and over. I give this book 10 out of 10 stars.


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Book review: Isadora Moon Goes to School

Image shows the cover of a children's book: Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster. The cover illustration shows a black sky full of stars with a white full moon at the centre of the cover. Moving across the moon is a child with bat wings, a fairy wand, a yellow dress, black-and-white striped tights and black hair blowing behind her. She has fangs. Ahead of her is a pink rabbit.

REVIEWED BY ARIELLA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster, Random House Books for Young Readers, ISBN 9780399558238

Ariella reviewed her own copy of this book.

Have you ever read Isadora Moon Goes to School? I think you should read it because it is about a girl who is half fairy and half vampire. So when she goes to fairy school she can not wear black. But at vampire school she can’t whoosh when she is flying; she flaps. So she goes to another school …

Do you want a cool book? This is the best one for you. One reason I love this book is because being half fairy half vampire is awesome and having a living stuffed animal is great. Another reason I like this book is because Isadora can be a good friend. For example, because she is half fairy and half vampire she can be friends with both fairies and vampires. I also think you should read this book because it is funny because Isadora has 2 breakfasts and is so full.

I hope you can get this book right away. I hope you like it!


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Book review: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Image shows the cover of a children's book, Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell. The cover image shows a comic-style sketch on what looks like a post-it note. A girl is reading on a school bench. Behind her two other girls are talking, sharing secrets.

REVIEWED BY ALMA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, ISBN 9781416980063

Alma reviewed the school’s copy of this book.

Do you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? Well then, I think you should read Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not So Fabulous Life because it is funny.

This story is about a girl named Nikki who gets bullied by MacKenzie and her friend. They tried to change who she is. One reason I like this book is because it’s cool. In the story I like the part where they do a zombie dance. Another reason I like this book is because it’s funny. For example the tooth fairy gets trapped in Nikki’s pillow and Nikki throws the pillow in the washing machine. A third reason I like this book is because the words are even interesting. It looks like a real diary.

I hope you go get this book and read it right away. I recommend this for kids ages 4 to 7. I give this book 10 out of 10 stars.


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Book review: Mercy Watson to the Rescue

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamilloREVIEWED BY KALEIGHA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, ISBN 9780763645045

Do you love reading books with funny characters? Well then you’ll love to read about Mercy Watson. Mercy Watson is a pig who likes to eat hot buttered toast. She’s hilarious!

Do you like to read Mercy Watson to the Rescue?  I love it. Chapter 1 is very good. For example, on the first page Mercy is getting put into bed. Tell me, isn’t that a funny story?


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Book review: Harry Potter series

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stoneREVIEWED BY ALINA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Scholastic, ISBN 9780439136358

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling is the best series in the galaxy because Harry, Hermione, and Ron, who are the main characters, go on adventures and there’s always mysteries in the school. Like … when they the found the sorcerer’s stone. Another reason why I like it is because they do magic! Here are some examples of magic from book: 1.

  1. The healing bird appears
  2. The Griffindor sword appears out of nowhere in the chamber of secrets.

My favorite characters are Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley. My least favorite characters are Voldemort and Malfoy and my least favorite house is Slytherin. I would rather call it Loserin. J.K.Rowling made a lot of other books and movies too!


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Book review: Harry Potter series

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stoneREVIEWED BY ISABELLA, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, ill. Mary GrandPré, Scholastic, ISBN 9780545582889

Have you ever heard of the book series Harry Potter? It is by JK Rowling. Have you seen the front cover? It’s so phenomenal! Well at least to me. I think that the illustrator Mary GrandPré did a very good job! I love all the front covers. Because they have details! And they are unique! And the front cover makes me feel like I’m in the story.

Do you also like magic? Because Harry Potter is about magic! Harry Potter is a story about this bad wizard named Voldemort. He’s trying to do something bad to Harry Potter. Harry Potter is really good at magic! The reason I like Harry Potter is because he does magic! I think that magic is amazing! Another reason I like Harry Potter is because he goes to Hogwarts! Which is a MAGIC school! My favorite part is the Holiday Feasts. I wish that the Holiday Feasts were in real life!

One of my favorite characters is Ron Weasley. He’s so funny. One time, in the second book, Malfoy called Hermione a Mudblood, a name for a muggle born, and so Ron tried to do a spell on Malfoy. Muggle born means human born. That hurt Hermione’s feelings. The spell that Ron did was eat slugs. Since the Whomping Willow smashed his wand, the spell reversed back on him, and he threw up slugs. His jaw just opened  and he started throwing up slugs! I like Hermione and Harry too, but my least favorite characters are Draco Malfoy, Voldemort, and the Dursleys. Malfoy is my least favorite character  because he’s mean to Harry Potter. I don’t like Voldemort either because he’s trying to do something bad to Harry Potter. I also don’t like the Dursleys because when Harry was only 11, they made him sleep in the cupboard under the stairs. So, basically, that was his room. When I first read it I was wondering, “How could a family do such a thing?” On one of his birthdays, or ALL of his birthdays, OR for the whole summer AND his birthday he HAS to pretend he doesn’t EXIST! And plus it’s his BIRTHDAY! I can’t imagine that life.

These are all the reasons I love Harry Potter!

The first book in the series is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone*. The second book is called Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The third book is called Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The fourth book, that I’m reading, is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fifth book is called Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The sixth book is called Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. The seventh book is called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And those are all the books in the Harry Potter series.

 

*In Australia this book is published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.


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Book review: BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE

Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick BruelREVIEWED BY VIVIAN, SECOND GRADE, MISSOURI, USA

Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel, Scholastic, ISBN 9781250039477

Do you like kittens? Well, I know a kitty that is bad! The book is called Bad Kitty: School Daze by Nick Bruel!

This book  is really funny because Petunia, who is a dog, thinks Bad Kitty is a cow! Bad Kitty gets in a fight with Puppy. But it’s weird because in pet school they do arts and crafts and stuff like that.

You will have to read this book to find out more! I give this book 10 out of 10 stars. I recommend this book for ages 2 to any age!


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