Monday, November 26, 2012

Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster by Katy Kelly

Melonhead and Sam have this way of getting in trouble; they don't mean to.  It sounds like a good idea at the time, but somehow it never works out...

Delacorte Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore.

This year, Melonhead and his friends are in fifth grade.  They're a bit disturbed to find out their new teacher is Bad Ms. Mad, but they are hoping they can deal with her.  There is also a new classmate that uses a wheelchair.  She's friendly and the teacher hovers over her, which she hates.  The other big factor in this story is that Melonhead's mother is trying to get more fruits and vegetables in their diet.  It's good for Melonhead.  Ugh!

Melonhead pretty well holds together: eats beets, doesn't fight with the teacher and makes a new friend with Pip, the girl in the wheelchair.  It's when he invites her and Sam for dinner that things go really bad.  His mother makes them up special dishes in various shapes.  They are not eatable.  How they get rid of them is a hoot!

You'll want to read this story and see how much trouble he got in, how the matter was resolved and whether Melonhead survives.  For one little boy, he can get into a lot of trouble...

Happy reading.   

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