Archive for February, 2010

Chocolate Fever – 43

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Chocolate Fever – By Robert Kimmel Smith – This book is about a boy who loves chocolate. He eats so much of it that he develops a chocolate fever. the doctors and nurses don’t know what to do for him. He runs away from the hospital in his underwear. He meets someone who loves chocolate as much as he does, and he knows what to do to get rid of the chocolate fever.

Stone Fox – 42

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Stone Fox – By John Reynolds Gardiner – This book had a twist at the very end. It is about this boy who goes to live with his Grandfather. The Grandfather takes a turn for the worse. He won’t get out of the bed. The young boy decides that he has to do all the work on the farm since Grandfather is not well. He takes in the crop of potatoes. He goes to the store and buys the supplies that are needed. One day the tax man comes to see Grandfather. They owe over five hundred dollars for property taxes. The young boy sees that if you win the sled race, then you can win five hundred dollars. This famous sled dog racer Stone Fox. The two race each other on their sleds, and that is when the big surprise happens.

The Janitor’s Boy – 41

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The Janitor’s Boy – By Andrew Clements – This book is great. It is about a young boy who learns how to respect his father. He starts out being embarrassed that his father is the school janitor. he wants to get even with him, so he puts a big wad of gum on a chair. It turns out that the principal figures out he did it and punishes him. The boy has to clean the um off the desks in the whole building. The boy finds a cabinet that has keys in it. He takes the keys to the tower and the steam tunnel. He goes exploring the school and feels so alive. He gets locked in the steam tunnel and has to find his way out. His dad finds him after he finally gets out. He learns to respect his father the janitor.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 40

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – By Roald Dahl – This book is about a young boy Charlie. Willie Wonka decides he is going to have a contest and allow 5 lucky winners to enter his factory. The winners are all bratty children except Charlie. The children get to bring one visitor with them to the factory. Charlie choose to bring his Grandpa Joe. All ten lucky guest are taken on a tour of the factory where most of the children get into trouble. Charlie wins the grand prize of owning the factory at the end.

James and the Giant Peach – 39

Monday, February 8th, 2010

James and the Giant Peach – By Roald Dahl – This is a great little book. It is about a young boy that loses his parents and has to go live with his two ugly aunts a the top of a hill. He is given some magic beans, but he spills them all over the ground. The beans make this peach grow huge. The aunts decide to sell tickets or people to come and look a the huge peach. James has to go outside and pick up all the trash. he finds a few beans that got away and chases after them and finds a secret door into the peach.. The peach has become home to many insects that ate the magic beans. James and the insects decide to go on an adventure in the peach. It rolls down the hill and all through the countryside until it lands in the ocean. James and the insects have a regular ole holiday away from the aunts and on their journey to far away places.

Turnabout – 37

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Turnabout By Margaret Peterson Haddix – This book is a weird one. It is not the typical Haddix books. It is about this science experiment this two doctor do on elderly people. They are given a shot that unages the elderly. The chapters go back and forth between real age and their backwards age. It turns out okay, but it took me a while to really get into the book.