Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Dwight is the weirdest kid in the 6th grade. like once the gym teacher asked him to go to the equipment locker to get a dodge ball. He didn't come back so she sent Lance to look for him and Lance found him beating on the door to the locker shouting "Squirrels! come save me!" when Lance opened the door for him, Dwight goes, "Oh, I thought it opened the other way. Another time a Native American visited their school to tell them about Native Americans. When he was finished Dwight asked, "What did you wear for underwear before Columbus brought regular underwear?" So it wasn't a surprise when he started wearing a little origami Yoda finger puppet all the time. At first everyone thought it was just weird Dwight but after the PTA fun night everyone asked origami Yoda advice. Here is what happened: Tommy and his friends where daring each other to go ask a girl to dance. Finally Kellen got Tommy to go ask Hannah to dance. When Tommy was walking over to her Dwight blocked his way "Better ask Origami Yoda first" "go away" said Tommy. Dwight shoved the little puppet in his face "Ask origami Yoda" "Fine" said Tommy."Whats your advice" "I don't have any advice" said Dwight but Yoda does." Then in he started wiggling the puppet and in this this high, weird, squeaky voice he says "Rush in fools do" "Whats that supposed to mean!" then Tommy's friend says "Yoda always mixes up  his words he probably meant Fools are in a rush. a second later a seventh grader grabs Hannah and kisses her. Tommy has put together a file of all the story's about origami Yoda. If you want to find out if he is real or, as Harvey says "A green Paper wad" then read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Wee Free Men

Tiffany Aching is a nine year old girl who has read the entire dictionary all the way through, (nobody told her otherwise)and wants to be a witch . She was down by the river with her little brother wentworth she sees two tiny blue men with kilts in a basket and they said " Crivens! Gang awa' oot o' here ya daft wee hinny! Wear da green heid!" and then they paddled away. Seconds later a big green monster popped out of the water and tried to eat her little brother! Luckily she got away before the monster got him. after that she saw the little blue men everywhere. She runs home looks at her grandmothers book of fairy tales and takes a frying pan to the river and smacks the monster with it. The next day the teachers got to the chalk and Tiffany decides to go down and see what their teaching. At the very back of the forest Tiffany sees a black tent with writing on it. After that Tiffany meets Miss Tick who tells her a bit about witching. Her brother goes missing and it turns out he was stolen by the queen of the faeries. Tiffany has to save her brother. If you like books full of adventure and what not, you will love The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

other books in the Tiffnay Aching series

  • The Wee Free Men
  • Hat Full Of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dear Dumb Diary: Lets pertend it never happened

Jamie Kelly is in middle school and she has made a diary about all her problems. In this book, Jamie is jealous of this girl named Angeline. Angeline is perfect in every way. Jamie thinks that she will never be friends with Angeline, but when Jamie gets a hold of Angeline's permanent record, everything changes. This is what the first page in her Diary says:

Dear Whoever Is reading My dumb Diary,

Are you sure your supposed to be reading somebody else's diary? Maybe I told you that you could so that's Okay. But if your Angeline, I did NOT give you permission, so stop it. If you are my parent, then YES, I know that I am not allowed to call people idiots and fools and goons and halfwits and pinheads and all that, but this is a diary, and I didn't actually "call" them anything. I wrote it. And if you punish me for it, then I will know that you read my diary, which I am not giving you the permission to do. Now by the power vested in me, I do promise that everything in this diary is true or, at least, as true as I think it needs to be.

                 Jamie Kelly

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Case of the Missing Marquess

Hi I'm back I just kinda forgot about about blogging for a while. I loved this book a lot. My mom read this to us its the 1st book in the Enola Holmes series. Its about a young girl named Enola Holmes. It takes place in England (Victorian times). On her birthday her mom went missing and gave her a little book of ciphers.  One of her brothers (Sherlock Holmes)is investigating her moms mystery . Also her other brother Mycroft (who has been appointed Enola's guardian) and Sherlock don't think Enola is lady like so they trying to send Enola to boarding school where they wore corsets. There is also a mystery about a marquess a young one at that who has gone missing, So when the carriage came to pick Enola up for boarding school she took her bike and hid it and jumped on and rode away. Will she be able to find the Marquess, figure out what happened to her mom, and solve the little book of ciphers her mom left? 

Books in the Enola Holmes series:

1. The Case of the Missing Marquess
2. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
3. The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets
4. The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan
5. The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline
6. The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye

You can read my moms review of this book Here

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ottoline goes to school

Ottoline and Mr.Munroe

Cover of Ottoline goes to school

Ottoline lives in Apartment 246 in the P.W. Huffledinck Tower But everybody calls it the pepperpot Building because it looked like one.her parents traveled a lot and she had to stay home so she had someone to look after her. Mr.Munroe. He is a bog monster that came from a Norway Bog.Ottoline and Mr.Munroe were on a Walk and they were going to visit the turtles in the turtle pool.And when they got there,they met a girl named Cecily Forbes-Lawrence III and her cute little Patagonian pony Mumbles. One day Cecliy came over for tea and told Ottoline about her school The Alice B. Smith School for the Differently Gifted. Ottoline wrote to her parents and this is what it said

Dear Ma and Pa,

I think it is time for me to go to a proper school. My new friend Cecily Forbes-Lawrence III goes to the Alice B. Smith School for the Differently gifted and is very good at sipping tea. Mr.Munroe and I would like to discover our different gifts so we can help you in your collecting when we grow up

Lots of love,O

But when Ottoline gets there people are saying that the school is haunted. Is it or is it not haunted? I really like this book because He put a lot of animals in it.So if you like unusal books then you will love this book

Ottoline goes to School by Chris Riddlle

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Walter The Story of a Rat

This book is about Walter (a rat) and Amanda Pomeroy (an old lady). Walter doesn't understand why everyone hates him. Walter really wants to make friends with Miss Pomeroy but is not sure how. Every night Walter sneaks into the library and takes one of her books to read but he always returns them before Miss Pomeroy wakes up. Walter is a very smart rat he knows how to read and write but he doesn't consider taking food from her kitchen and reading all her books stealing after all he always returns her books. This is one of my favorite quotes - it's sweet and sad:

From the time he was an adolescent, humans had thrown stones at Walter, shot guns at him, and repeatedly tried to poison him with some strange-smelling food, which he had been wise enough to avoid. They had kicked at him, screamed at him, and once - at the very sight of him - a young woman had fainted. Walter had never been able to understand the horror he and his relatives aroused in humans. These, after all, were the same people who kept hamsters and guinea pigs as pets. The same children who loved white mice. These were the people who fed squirrels in the park and walked tiny dogs on leashes. As far as Walter was concerned, animals were animals - all of them equally important.
If you like sweet books about animals then you should really read this one. And if you want to learn a little bit about rats, you will learn a bit here and here.

Walter The Story of a Rat by Barbra Wersba

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

This is a book told in words and picture.Its about this boy who lives with his grandfather in the train station.His grandfather runs all the clocks in the station.One day his grandfather goes missing so now he has to run the clocks with out being caught by the station inspector.I relly love this book all though its really long and a little hard to read this is still one of my favorite books.If you like long, scary and exciting books then this is the book for you!
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick