HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE by Cathy Hapka

HOW NOT TO START THIRD GRADE

Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Will and his little brother Steve face third grade and kindergarten in this over-the-top chapter book in the venerable Step-Into-Reading series for new readers. Will knows that going to the same school as his brother is going to be a challenge, but he does not know how much of a challenge it will be. From the moment Will has to hold Steve’s hand and take him to kindergarten, everything that can go wrong does. Whether Steve is slamming all the lockers, making faces through the third-grade window or starting a food fight in the cafeteria, he’s embarrassing his older brother. Expressive and stylized color illustrations add to the exaggerated plot lines. A comfortable, predictable ending on the bench outside of the principal’s office will make new readers everywhere smile with recognition. No one will mistake this for a lesson book about back to school, but new readers will find many reasons to laugh out loud with Will and Steve. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: July 10th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-375-83904-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Random House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2007




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