Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Zigzag Zoom by Patricia Reilly Giff

The Zigzag school kids are back again and this time they're going to have a race!

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 it.  This is a series, so check for the earlier books, too.  It's a great read for those moving into chapter books.

The children in this series are typical kids.  Some are uncoordinated, some can't sing or paint, and some aren't good at physical sports.  But they all can smile, work together and accomplish their goals.  All the talents they have merge into success for them.

This time, they are going to run a foot race.  The Zigzag Zebras have been challenged by the Timpanzi Tigers.  They have a few difficulties.  They have to walk to their practice field and are almost worn out when they get there.  They've picked the wrong person to be their lead "runner".  Gina sings, she doesn't run fast.  No one is listening when she tries to tell them who should hold that position.  

No matter how big a mess they get in, they somehow manage.  That's pretty much what life is like anyway, isn't it?  I have had fun reading this series.  Why not see if your young one likes it?

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Love stories that help kids relate to what is going on in their lives. Not everyone is an athlete, or musician and sometimes the grass looks greener on the other side! Got to love these authors that are helping kids with issues like these.