HAZY BLOOM AND THE PET PROJECT by Jennifer Hamburg

HAZY BLOOM AND THE PET PROJECT

From the "Hazy Bloom" series, volume 2
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Age Range: 7 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hazel “Hazy” Bloom has a secret power: she can see what will happen tomorrow.

The white third-grader can’t control her visions, but they’re always right (well, not always), and one day she has a vision of receiving something she wants more than anything else in the world: a pet iguana. As much as Hazel wants an iguana, she wants even less to be in charge of Pet Day, the class FUNdraiser, or “(not) FUNdraiser,” as she refers to it. Her BFSB (“best friend since birth”) and “tomorrow power sidekick,” Elizabeth (grayscale art suggests she has brown skin), points out that this is the perfect way to show her parents she’s the “most responsible person on the planet” and then they will get her an iguana. Still, Hazy remains less than thrilled with her duties, and every effort to show how responsible she is results in belly laugh–inducing mishaps. Hazy’s visions are rather…hazy; are they real or coincidence? Perhaps they’re self-fulfilling prophecy? No clear answer is provided, leaving it up to readers to decide. Hazy narrates the story in her believable first-person voice.

Readers who enjoyed Hazy’s shenanigans in Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power (2017) will “for real live” have fun with this second adventure. (Fiction. 7-11)

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-374-30499-7
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2017




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