Sunday, April 24, 2011

Zig Zag Kids #3: Flying Feet by Patricia Reilly Giff

Have you met the Zig Zag kids yet?  This batch of school kids is always involved in high jinks and this book is no different.

Wendy Lamb Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's illustrated by Alasdair Bright and is available at your local bookstore now.  It's written for ages 6-9.

Charlie is always creating marvelous inventions.  Just because they don't turn out like he thinks they should doesn't mean he should give up, right?  So this time he creates "flying feet".  Suction cups on the bottom of a pair of sneakers and he'll be able to scale walls like Spiderman!

This author writes about realistic events at school and shows the challenges of being a young one in class.  I mean, who wants to be Peter Rabbit on Come As A Character Day?  Not Charlie!

This story would be fun read aloud where you could discuss the various issues she works into the story.  Would your young one (or your students) have made the same decision as Charlie?

I've read the two earlier books in this series and they're great, too.  Why not visit your local bookshop and take a look at them?

Happy reading.

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