My Weird School Special: It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green! by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Jim Paillot
About the Book: In this Weird School Special, It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green!, A.J. and the gang from the My Weird School series are ready for one of their favorite holidays!
It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure—when A.J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember.
Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his wacky, kid-friendly sense of humor to this all-new series of holiday adventures. With hilarious illustrations by Jim Paillot, plus My Weird School trivia and Halloween-themed games, facts, and puzzles, this is one weird Halloween special you don’t want to miss!
My Review: A.J and his friends are getting ready for Halloween. For them Halloween is the best day of the year, a day to fill up their bags with lot of candy. While out tricking or treating, they decided to stop at Mrs Yonkers’ house who promised Andrea a Magical Halloween surprise. But they couldn’t locate her house and then A.J and the gang confronted the Halloween Monster . This must be the Halloween Monster that terrorizes the neighborhood on Halloween day. The back of the book includes 32 pages of bonus Weird Extras…
- Professor A.J.’s Weird Halloween Facts
- Fun Games and Weird-Word Puzzles
- My WeirdSchool Trivia Questions
- Games and more!
This is a fun book children will enjoy reading.
- ISBN-13: 9780062206794
- ISBN-10: 0062206796
- Publisher: Harper
- Publish Date: July 2013
- Page Count: 103
- Reading Level: Ages 6-10
Series: My Weird School Special
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
So glad to receive a big box full of wonderful books for review. These books will make great Christmas gifts for the kids.
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Party Animals written by Saragine Francois & Julian Francois and illustrated by Somnath Chatterje
About the Book: In this fun-filled delightful story, this picture book opens with a mischievous plan where Mabel throws a secret party for all her animal friends after Mama departs with her daughter Ellen for the night. When her sidekick Wolf advices her not to go with the plan, Mabel ignores his request and proceeds by telephoning all of her friends to join her in this evening’s festivity. As the night explodes with loud music and laughter, an uninvited animal friend requests that he joins the party. During their celebration, a nosy neighbor notifies Mama at once and the mood quickly shifts to a panic.
My Review: This story is a real life scenario in many households where the family leaves the house for the weekend and the children decide they are going to throw a party. To make things worse, uninvited guests shows up to cause problems that make the neighbors alert their parents. And that is what happened to Mabel the dog who decided to throw a party to impress their friends while her owner Mama took Ellen to spend the night at her friend’s place.
The illustrations by Somnath Chatterje brought the story to life with bold and bright colors which help tells the story which will make it fun for readers of all ages to enjoy.
I enjoyed reading this story and will recommend it for every household.
- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: Mirror Publishing (August 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161225215X
- ISBN-13: 978-1612252155
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Scary School – The Northern Frights by Derek the Ghost and Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer
About the Book: Charles Nukid and his friends including new student Lattie, a tough ninja girl – take on their biggest challenge yet in this frighteningly funny addition to the Scary School series. When they’re chosen to attend Scream Academy as exchange students, they’ll have to face:
- Rolf Meltington – the principal of Scream Academy and the abominable snowman
- Polter – bears – part poltergeist, part polar bear …totally frightening
- The Headless Horseman – don’t lose your head in his class
But there’s something even scarier than going to school with yetis, ogres, and trolls: the Ice Dragon. As an ancient prophecy comes to pass, Charles finds himself destined to battle the monstrous Ice Dragon in order to save both Scream Academy and Scary School from destruction.
My Review: Once again, our humble series narrator ex-student and full-time ghost, Derek is back in the 3 series of Scary School The Northern Frights.
In this series a group of students from Scary School were selected by Principal Meltington to attend Scream Academy as exchange students for a week. Charles and every other student were not happy for it could be their last time on earth. Scream Academy is much scarier and terrifying than Scary School. If Derek the Ghost is scared out of his wits, then you are in for some spectacular frights.
According to Principal Meltington, Scream Academy is where ferocious monsters come to use their brains as well as their claws to learn. Unlike Scary School, there are no human students at the Scream Academy and the monster kids don’t want them there.
When Charles heard that the ice dragon was heading toward the school to destroy it for good, he learns that they must work together with the other students from the Scream Academy to defect the ice dragon in order to survive or lose their school.
The Northern Frights was definitely an entertaining book. And if you’re a fan of the series, then you will love this book. Great pencil work Illustration by Scott M. Fischer which helps bring the story to life.
If you are looking for a book full of fun and adventure for your kids pick up a copy of Scary School books 1 – 3.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins Publishers and the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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