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Monday, March 12, 2012

Mom and Me Mondays: Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero
by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Scholastic
ISBN: 978-0-545-29882-7
Suggested Ages: 8 - 10
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Description: A hilarious new series from Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver, authors of the bestselling Hank Zipzer books! 
Billy Broccoli is a boy with questions: about his new school, his new stepfamily...his whole new life, in fact.
Hoover Porterhouse is a ghost with all the answers.
When a trick of fate makes them roommates, Billy discovers that having a ghost around might not be so bad after all. The Hoover is funny and cool, a great baseball player, and is a real people person (even if Billy is the only one who can see him). And with obnoxious school bullies out to demolish him, Billy can use all of the advice he can get. With Hoover by his side, Billy just might get in style, get even, and conquer the school.


Jake's Review: This book is a little too boring and I think its for younger kids than me.  I also don't like books with Ghost's in them (mom's note: um Jake you have 10 goosebumps books). Ok mom I just don't want to read this book.  Do I have to read it?

Jake's Rating: 4/10

Mom's Review:  The Fonz co-wrote this -- I know I am a nerd, but I think that is pretty cool.  I agree with Jake it is definitely more suited for a younger audience (he is 10).  So I didn't make Jake finish the book since there is nothing worse than being forced to read something you don't like (Hello Canadian public schools 12 year old kids HATE Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel -- it is dull and depressing).  I thought it was a funny story that was fast paced and not at all boring.  Good moral lessons thrown in, without being too obvious. Billy is a likeable kid that most middle grade boys can relate to.  These books will definitely be in high use at most school and public libraries. I even laughed out loud a couple of times!

Mom's Rating: 8/10

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