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Hope is a Ferris Wheel, a Book Talk

Hope is a Ferris WheelIn the book Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera, there isn’t that much hope for 10 year old star Mackie. Star Mackie had to move because of a zombie killing story that star her sister, Winter, wrote. It might’ve included her classmate’s names. Then she might’ve got expelled. Star Mackie is just trying to figure out life in her old trailer that her mom, Winter and her live in. Everyone thinks that Star has a mullet and trailers are gross. I guess they do have the right to think that and especially since the trailer place is next to the dump. Star wants to start a trailer club to show trailers aren’t gross and only two people joined. Is there any hope for Star Mackie?

 

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Booktalks

Every month you will present a booktalk to our class. You may also record your booktalk and either post it as a podcast or video on SchoolTube. But what is a booktalk? Check out this video on SchoolTube.

 

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Be a perfect person…or not

perfectWe just read Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days. In this story a boy named Milo accidentely finds a book in the libary…actually it falls off of a shelf and hits him on the head. The book says that it can teach him how to be “perfect” in exactly three days. Milo really wants to be perfect and since it’s really thin, he reads it! In three short days, Milo does some pretty strange things like wearing a stalk of broccoli on a string around his neck on his quest to be perfect.

At the end of the story he begins to wonder if perfection is all it cracked up to be. Dr. Silverfish even says, “Perfect is boring!” How has Milo’s feelings about perfection changed? How have your feelings about being perfect changed? 

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Cricket In Times Square

We think that the book The Cricket in Time Square was an okay book we would give the book 2 stars out of 5 stars. In our personal experience it was confusing it had too many topics but at the it came together at the end of the book.Our favorite character is Harry the Cat because he is he gives you his opinion and then that’s you decide what’s best, like in one scene when Chester didn’t want to be famous anymore Harry said he should do what he pleases. We liked where the setting was in NYC because it reminded us of when we went to NYC. Our favorite part of the book is when Mario found Chester in the subway station because when Mario found Chester he thought it could be his pet and best friend because he had nothing but his parents to love, and that touched our heart. We liked the concept and part of the book but at the at the same time we didn’t like the book

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Poppy Book Review

Poppy by author Avi

In the book called Poppy, by Avi, Poppy’s family is growing larger and Grey House is too small. They need a new home. They want to move to a place called New House, but evil Mr.Ocax refuses, and blames it on Poppy. Poppy and an old friend called Ragweed, went on Bannock Hill without permission, so Mr.Ocax ate Ragweed but missed Poppy. Poppy thinks that his refusal is not because of her. So, she wants to find out what is the real reason for his refusal. So she goes on a big adventure. Will she battle? Will she survive? What will she find out?

My favorite character is a sassy porcupine named Ereth. He is rude character and says “What kind of idiotic name is that. He makes fun of Mr. Ocax’s idea of ruling dimwood. He lives on his own rules and even he breaks them. Ereth is a loner, he likes to be alone and Ereth is a salt lover, he’ll do anything to get SALT. He is carefree and he does whatever He wants to do when He wants to do it. He seems not to care what other people think of him. He doesn’t believe that Mr.Ocax is a ruler, so he does whatever he wants. That’s why Ereth is my favorite character.

I think the theme is that anyone including a small mouse can be a hero. Poppy needs to face the fact of Ragweed’s death. She learns that you can’t be fragile and live your life in bubble wrap you have to face your fears and live an exciting life, perhaps, take chances. She learns that porcupines won’t eat her, and finds out things about Mr.Ocax. A poppy stands up to what she thinks is right.

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Poppy by Avi

Poppy is a great book by Avi

Poppy is a book written by Avi. In this book the main character is Poppy, a small deer mouse. Poppy’s family is in desperate need of a new Home. An evil great horned owl, named Mr.Ocax wants to stop her and Won’t let Poppy’s family move. Poppy disobeys Mr.Ocax and goes on an Extreme adventure because she wants to find out the real reason for Mr.Ocax’s refusal. She is in terrible danger. Along the way she meets And makes an unexpected friend. Is the unexpected friend a helper or A danger? Will she survive or will she die? Read the story and Find out what happens!

In my personal opinion my favorite character in the story Poppy is Ereth. He is honestly a sassy, rude porcupine. For example he says, “Get The bees butt out of my toilet!” On one hand I agree with Poppy Because she said in the story that, “He is the most likable and unlikable Creature she’d ever met. Ereth is a salt lover. The only thing he loves Is salt. Ereth also has some good qualities. Like he lets Poppy stay with Him when she needs to most. That is the reason I like Ereth.

The theme of the story Poppy is to believe in yourself and have Hope. At the end Poppy learns that. She learns to not let her tail lead The way and to be more enthusiastic and more of an explorer. Poppy Went on an adventure to a place she has never been before. Along the Way she met a stranger and made a deal with the stranger. “I will take You to New House only if you get me the salt on the salt lick for me.” Poppy agreed with the stranger. So they set off to new house. That Helped her start believing in herself. Along the way they have some Trouble with Mr.Ocax! Will they survive?

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A Book Review of Poppy by Avi

Poppy is an adventurous book

We have just finished Poppy by Avi. Poppy, the main character, is a deer mouse. In the story her starving family needs a new home. The vile Mr. Ocax will not let them move to New House because it might lose the family of mice. Poppy goes on an exciting adventure were she meets Ereth a sassy porcupine that is rude. She disobeys Ocax about going to New House. Poppy does not know that she is in grave danger and is getting followed by Mr.Ocax who is very evil! Will Poppy battle and survive, read the book Poppy to find out.

My favorite character in Poppy is the funny and sassy porcupine Ereth. In the story Poppy says, “He’s most likeable unlikeable character.” He’s rude and funny. He says things like, “Get the bee’s butt out of my toilet!” and “What the bee’s butt are you doing her, fur ball?” and “Who the dung beetle bit are you, anyway?” That’s why I like the sassy porcupine Ereth.

Poppy learns that she can’t live her life being fragile. So she has to take some big risks. The big problem in this story is for Poppy’s family needs to find a new house. Mr.Ocax won’t let the mice family move and he blames it all on Poppy because Poppy and her boyfriend went on Bannock Hill without asking Mr.Ocax’s permission. It wasn’t Poppy’s fault at all. It was Mr.Ocax fault because he doesn’t want his dinner to disappear far away. Poppy goes on daring adventure to find out the truth. If you want to find out more read the book. Poppy never gave up and did her best and she made it to New House.

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Our Thoughts on Chocolate Fever

Who doesn’t like chocolate? So far two of our Book Club groups have read Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel-Smith. In this book, Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. It doesn’t matter what kind. He likes it all–bitter, sweet, dark, light. He eats it every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. One day Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. He has a unique case chocolate fever. And that’s not the end of it…but you’ll have to read the book to find out.

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Is too much chocolate a bad thing?

Chocolate Fever is a book that was written by Robert Kimmel Smith and if you’re looking for a good book to read, Chocolate Fever is the book for you! The main characters are Henry, Dr. Fargo, Mac, and Mr. Sugar Cane and this book is about a boy named Henry that gets this disease called Chocolate Fever because he eats chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

I like the part when Henry goes to the hospital and Doctor Fargo says he’s a walking candy bar! I like this part because it is silly. The important part of this story is when Henry runs away from the hospital and runs into a school, because he doesn’t want to be in the hospital any more.

Henry learns that you can’t have too much of a good thing or it will turn bad. He did have too much of a good thing and he had a lot of trouble. He was sick with Chocolate Fever and he didn’t know how to cure it. So you can’t have your favorite thing all the time.

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The Attack of Chocolate Fever!

I’m writing a book review on Chocolate Fever. This book was written by Robert Kimmel Smith. The book Chocolate Fever is about a boy named Henry Green. Henry is a boy that is a chocolate lover that almost eats chocolate every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! He gets a disease called Chocolate Fever that is almost impossible to cure at the hospital! He runs away from the hospital because he doesn’t want to be prodded with needles. Now how will Henry cure Chocolate Fever? Find out by reading this book.

My favorite part is when Mac and Henry get hijacked by two gangsters called Lefty and Louie. This part was a little odd. I like this part because Lefty smells a chocolate bar. I figured out it was Henry that smelt like a chocolate bar. This part is important because they are getting robbed. One of the important events is when Henry gets Chocolate Fever. When he goes to the hospital, they can’t cure him. He runs away. He gets in a car with a stranger named Mac. They get hijacked by two robbers Lefty and Louie.

Henry learns that you can’t have too much of something you love. When he eats too much chocolate he starts getting chocolate pocks everywhere. The problem Henry faces is that he can’t find out how to cure chocolate fever. So remember you can’t have too much of something you love!

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Runaway Ralph a Book Review

Runaway Ralph is a book by Beverly Cleary. The main characters are Ralph S. Mouse, Chum the hamster, Garf the boy, Sam the watch dog, and Catso the camp cat.  This story is about a mouse that has a motorcycle that runs away looking adventure.

My favorite part is when Catso tries to get Ralph because Catso knocked a lot of stuff down. Catso lets Ralph escape and then tries to kill him. Catso knows that Ralph is alive.

The biggest problem Ralph faced is running away because there are a lot of things in the world. The world is very big Ralph is very small. There is lots of danger for Ralph.  I think Ralph learns not to runaway and it is very scary.

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Judy Moody gets famous

In the begging, Judy Moody saw Jessica finch wearing a tiara because she won the spelling bee and she Judy Moody wanted to be famous. Next, Then Stink, Frank Pearl, Rocky, and Judy wanted to centipede and Judy accidently stepped on Frank’s pinky finger and broke it. Then, Judy, Rocky and stink took Frank to the hospital. After that, Judy and stink went through two red doors that led them into the magic play room where they met girl named Lara. In the end, Judy Moody donated the dolls and became a super hero and got her picture in the paper. She Judy Moody was finally famous.

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Runaway Ralph book review

Runaway Ralph is by Beverly Cleary it is about a mouse that has a taste for adventure. The main characters are Ralph S. Mouse, Chum, Garf, and Catso.

My favorite part is when Ralph got home because it was sweet. He learned his lesson and got to his family.

The lesson in this book is don’t runway if you’re mad. You might end up like Ralph—trapped in cage and almost killed. I think Ralph’s family was sad when he left. This book is really good. You should read it!

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Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express book review

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express is a great book by Megan McDonald. The main characters are Stink, Sophie, Webster and Mrs. Birdwhistle. There are many more different characters but I should not give them away. The story is about Sophie, Webster, and Stink finding 101 guinea pigs and trying to adopt them to people. Will they find homes for all 101 guinea pigs?

My favorite part is when Astro tiptoed across a laptop and e-mailed a kid’s dad’s boss because it made me laugh out loud. A kid came and bought five guinea pigs and came back to give them back because the guinea pigs did bad things. They ate jelly beans and pooped in a shoe.

The problem in the story is for kids to try and adopt the one hundred and one guinea pigs to people. In the end, Sophie, Webster and Stink end up adopting some guinea pigs to other people. The lesson they learned is it’s better to use teamwork than not. The kids worked together to get all the guinea pigs homes. The decided how to get people to adopt the guinea pigs. They think of a plan  to decorate a van an   nd call it squeals on wheels.

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Runaway Ralph Book Review

This book, Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary is a story about a mouse that runs away from his house and gets trapped in a butterfly net. The main characters are Ralph, his friends Garfield and chum and Catso his enemy.

My favorite part was when Ralph asked old Matt to carry him down the stairs. Old Matt said no and went inside so Ralph had to go as fast as he could go so he wouldn’t fall off the railing. When Ralph got down he got stuck in a bush. I liked that part because I didn’t imagine Ralph getting stuck in a bush, and I liked the illustrations of him stuck in a bush. I liked this part because I didn’t imagine him getting stuck in a bush, and I liked the illustrations of him getting stuck in a bush.

The main problem was that Ralph didn’t want to share his motorcycle with his family. Ralph ranaway from home and regretted it and learned to share and not to be greedy.

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Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

I’m doing a book review on Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express by Megan McDonald.  The characters in this story are Stink, Sophie, and Webster. They are trying to find new places for 101 guinea pigs. I like this story because it his hilarious. There are a lot of parts that made me tell the hilarious parts to people.

The Main Characters are Stink, Webster, Sophie, and Mrs. Bird Whistle. My favorite part is when Astro and 4 guinea pigs underwear’s from stinks closet. Settings are at the Squeals on the Wheels, Fur ’n fangs pet shop, and Stinks neighborhood.

The problem is that all 101 guinea pigs need homes. The most important events are when they need to find 3 guinea pigs in the backyard, when they take the guinea pigs too the pet shop; all the guinea pigs were running free and wild. They try to round them up, but they need to find homes for all 101 guinea pigs, and to make a van to hit the road and find homes for the guinea pigs as many as possible. The lesson Stink learned was that it was hard to be responsible and to be responsible to find homes for any pet or a guinea pig.

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Runaway Ralph Book Review

Runaway Ralph
Runaway Ralph

In Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary there is a mouse called Ralph that had a dream that he would have a big adventure. The adventure was not the kind Ralph expected. It started with Ralph at his home. He loved riding his motorcycle that he got from a boy. He loved it but his mom did not let him ride it if he did not share it with his brothers, sisters, and cousins.

So he ran away and got trapped by a boy named Garf. He met a hamster named Chum. Chum and Ralph became very good friends. This was the best book ever. It had lots of action like when Catso broke into Ralph’s room. It was also astonishing like when Ralph’s cage broke by hitting the floor from Catso’s push.

The problem in Runaway Ralph is when Ralph gets hit off a table from Catso. The lesson is sharing is good not bad and don’t run away from your home. I hope Ralph doesn’t run away again.

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