Saturday, April 7, 2012
Fourth-Grade Disasters by Claudia Mills
Mason knows this is going to be a bad school year. Look at what has happened in the past: Basketball Disasters
Alfred A Knopf sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). This book has been published and is currently available at your local bookstore.
Mason wants to think fourth grade will be better, but then he finds out they do a big musical performance every year. Mason hates to sing!
This is a cute series because Mason is a pessimist and his friend, Brody, is an optimist. Mason predicts doom and gloom; Brody sees a fun opportunity! When Brody gets picked to sing solo, the only person happier is Mason. After all, that means he won't get picked.
Ms. Mills adds a twist towards the end of the story that makes it perfect. Mason is a good friend to have and proves it in this story. (But we already knew that, right?)