Monday, September 10, 2012

Super Surprise by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Zigzag Kids are back in Book 6!

Wendy Lamb Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  The book has been published, so you can get a copy of it at your local bookstore now.

These are beginning chapter books for young readers.  Zigzag school has a nice mix of children with high aspirations even if they haven't developed all their talents yet.  I always enjoy seeing what new challenge the author gives them in each story.

Destiny has a bit of problem hearing and understanding what she's told.  She also a bit clumsy.  But she's very willing to help and loves all her classmates, so it's hard to think bad of her.  

When she hears Katz has to go, she mounts a campaign to keep the classes favorite teacher, Ms. Katz.  She and Yolanda brainstorm and decide to write poetry (an assigned class project) about Ms. Katz and her teaching.  Destiny is not so good at writing, but she can help with rhyming.

What Destiny really heard and how this all works out makes a charming little story.  Destiny also learns something about herself in the process.  I enjoyed this story.

There are several others in this series if this looks like a book your child would enjoy.  Why not share more than one story with them?

Happy reading.

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