Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pleasing the Ghost, by Sharon Creech

This book was AWESOME! It's about Dennis, a boy, and his dog Bo who meet their Uncle Arvie. Uncle Arvie wants Dennis to give him three pleases (three gifts) and Dennis has to go through a puzzle of words that Uncle Arvie gets mixed up with. For example, what is "Fraggle pin Heartfoot a wig pasta?" That was his first please. His second please was for Dennis to "Hammer a needle." and the third please was for Dennis to "dunder." Oh, by the way, Uncle Arvie is the ghost of Dennis' uncle and he had a stroke so he got his words mixed up. But don't worry, you'll find out what these words mean. If you like ghosts, dying with laughter, and made-up words, read this book.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary

This story is GREAT! It's about a mouse who lives in a hotel and then a boy comes to the hotel and he goes to the room where the mice are in. One mouse is named Ralph and he is a curious little fellow. One day, Ralph goes out of his mouse hole and explores the room. He climbs up the telephone pole and finds a motorcycle. Then he climbs on the motorcycle and pushes the motorcycle so that he can ride it. Then the phone rang and Ralph fell off the table and into the trash can! The boy came and picked Ralph out of the trash can and lets him use the motorcycle. The rest of the book is about the adventures of Ralph and the boy. This book is adventureous and full of hope and friendship.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bunnicula Strikes Again, by James Howe

This was a good book. This was a very good book. It's about when Chester thought Bunnicula's mother, er Bunnicula thought his mother, was coming to visit him/Bunnicula. The movie theater where Bunnicula was found was going to be destroyed in three weeks (September 24th) and the Monroes wanted to stop that because it was the most famous movie theater in town. In the meantime, Harold and Howie are running around town looking for Bunnicula's mom, but Chester had other plans. Chester was acting very suspiciously and Harold thought he was trying to hurt Bunnicula. Harold and Chester had a big fight about that. Will Harold and Chester's madness recover? Find out when you read Bunnicula Strikes Again!

You can read my reviews of other books in this series in my blog, for example Return to Howliday Inn and It Came From Beneath the Bed.