Bear Snores On

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Bear Snores On

Written by Karma Wilson

Reviewed by J.T. (grade 3)

Do you like animals? Do you like to have parties? If you do you should read the book Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. Bear was sleeping in his den. He was hibernating during a cold, long winter. Some animals started coming into bear’s den. They were making noises but the bear was still snoring. You should read this book to find out what will happen in the end of the book. Will bear wake up?

My favorite part is when all the animals were making loud noises but the bear was still snoring. I like this book because it’s funny. I have a connection to the book called Bear Snores On. One day my cousin Nathan was sleeping. When I called Nathan to wake up he was still snoring. He didn’t even wake up.

I recommend this book to everybody. Teachers might read this book to children. Kids might read this book to their brothers and sisters.

Too Many Tamales

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Too Many Tamales

written by Gary Soto

reviewed by “Chato” (Grade 3)

Do you like tamales? In Too Many Tamales, a girl and her mom were cooking tamales. Maria is the girl and she and her mother make some tamales for a party. Her cousins come and they all are making tamales. Her mother went to go set up the decorations for the party. Maria’s mom took off the ring and Maria wears the ring. They lose it and they can’t find it. So they eat all the tamales. Guess what, they still don’t find the ring. When she couldn’t find the ring then she went to her mother and she said, “I lost your ring.” There is a surprise. I can’t tell you because if I tell you then I will give away the ending.

My favorite part is when they are making tamales because I love to eat tamales. I remember when we had a party and we were making tamales and everybody loved the tamales. So did I. We ate them all. There was no more so we had to make some more. They were gone by the time I got outside.

I recommend this book to third and fourth graders because I think that they will really like this book. Also, if you like books by Gary Soto then you will love this book. I love it myself.

Too Many Tamales

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Too Many Tamales

written by Gary Soto

reviewed by “N” (Grade 3)

In the beginning of Too Many Tamales Maria’s mother put down her ring, and then Maria picked up her ring and wore it on her thumb. Then her parents invited all of their family members. Then Maria realized that she lost the ring and then she started eating the tamales to find the ring. Will they find the ring or is the ring lost forever? Find out by reading Too Many Tamales.

My favorite part is when they ate the tamales because in the pictures the tamales look yummy. Also, their faces look creepy when they stared at the tamales. Finally, they showed their bellies when they were sick from eating too many. That was funny.

I recommend this book to someone who speaks Spanish because Maria and her family speak Spanish. Also, people who like to eat tamales would like this book. Finally, I recommend it to people who eat a lot. It will make you hungry.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

written by Judy Blume

reviewed by “Pinky” (Grade 5)

One day a boy named Peter was at a party. He won a turtle. He has a little brother named fudge. Fudge is really naughty. For example, when Peter is trying to do his homework Fudge starts to bang pots and pans. Peter gets mad and he wishes he was never born. Fudge also gets all the attention. One day Peter gets home and sees that his turtle is MISSING. Was it Fudge? Read the book to find out!

I like this book because it is funny book and something that can actually happen. Also, my favorite part was when Peter gets a new dog and he names him Dribble, which was his turtle’s name. Everything turns out happy.

I would recommend this book to people who like reading funny books and silly adventures. It is a whole lot of naughtiness. So if you’re that type of person, I recommend this book to you. Read and ENJOY.

Chato Goes Cruisin’

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Chato Goes Cruisin’

written by Gary Soto

reviewed by “Alligator” (Grade 3)

Have you ever went cruisn’ with your friend?  Chato won a cruise for two. In Chato Goes Cruisin‘ by Gary Soto, Chato asked his friend Novio Boy to go on a trip on a ship. But there were too many dogs on the ship. There were mice too. Chato and Novia Boy were bored because they played dog games on the ship. The dogs ate and played at the same time then the dogs got sick. So Chato and Novia Boy  found a ship with cats. Then a wave took Chato and Novia Boy to an island where they found vets for the dogs. Find out what happens next!

My favorite part is when Novia Boy says there’s too much agua. I also like this book because cats had to eat dog food.

I recommend this book to kid’s in grades K-3 because they will also think it is funny. There are 3 stories about Chato and his friends. I like all three books.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing

by Judy Blume

Reviewed by “Twisted King” (Grade 4)

Do you have a weird brother? Peter does. In Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing it all starts out when Peter wins a turtle. Then Mr. and Mrs. Juicy-O came to Peter’s house for one night. Peter’s little brother Farley Drexal Hatcher, otherwise known as Fudge, puts stamps on Mr. Juicy-O’s suitcase. Mr. Juicy-O is Peter’s dad’s boss. Unfortunately, Peter’s dad lost his account. But when Fudge ate Dribble, Peter’s turtle, things get worse. You are going to have to find out!

In the book some characters are believable, some are not. Fudge is not a believable character because he ate flowers and cut his own hair with scissors. Kids his age don’t do that. Peter’s mom is one of the believable characters because she worries about her babies just like real mothers do. But unfortunately Peter’s mom does NOT care about Peter.

I would recommend this book because it is funny and entertaining too. I think kids who are Judy Blume fans would like the book. I would rate Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing 10 stars out of 10 because it reminds me of my little sister doing stuff wrong, like messing around in the house. Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing is a book you wouldn’t want to put down!

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

written by Judy Blume

reviewed by “L Drago” (Grade 4)

Judy Blume’s Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing is about when a boy named Peter has a weird brother named Fudge. Fudge is always making trouble and making Peter angry. When Fudge loses his two front teeth his mother blames it on Peter. Find out what happens next.

Fudge is not believable because he ate a turtle and nobody can swallow a turtle. Peter is believable because many brothers have little brothers that they hate. My favorite part is when Fudge ate dribble, Peter’s turtle. My connection is that my big brother hates me like Peter hates Fudge.

I would recommend this book to third and fourth graders. Third graders would like this book because it is easy to read and it is funny. I would give this book a ten out of ten rating. I like this book because it is funny and interesting.