Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sky High by Patricia Reilly Giff

The ZigZag schoolkids are back again and this year they have a special class for inventors.  Boy, oh, boy, Charlie will do good here; he's the best inventor around!

Wendy Lamb Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.  Look at the rest of the series, too.  It's fun reading material for middle graders.

Each child chooses something different to show off at the Afternoon Center Inventing Fair.  One has a bug collection, one is raising a garden, one is featuring hair colors and there are lots more.  Charlie starts with his Zinger-Winger, a plane, but it gets stuck in a tree.  While launching it in flight, he knocks the bugs over and they escape and he steps on a tomato in the garden.  This is not a good start for Charlie...

Charlie is one of those boys full of ideas and energy and a bit too caught up with himself to worry about others until it's too late.  He spends time making amends and planning his next big project. 

Reading about Charlie and his friends in not boring.  Charlie is always in trouble of some kind and you have to see how it all works out.  Somehow, he always comes out on top!

Happy reading.    

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