Kirkus says: "A zippy little visit with a likable 10-year-old"
ZIPPY is the perfect word.
Reading this book gave me so many flashbacks and stirred up happy memories from my own childhood.
Like speaking ubbi dubbi. Anybody remember that? The kids on the TV show, Zoom, used to do it.
Dubo yubou ububbi dububbi?
And the egg thing!
Someone breaks an imaginary egg on your head. Remember that?
From the book:
I sit on the edge of her other bed. "I'll do the egg thing." After three imaginary eggs, I'm feeling very sleepy.
Do NOT read this book if you don't want to laugh because it is so dang funny.
You WILL laugh.
But the best, best, best parts of this book are the hysterical drawings and handwritten notes.
Here are some of my favorites:
|Gene is the school bus driver
This book has kid-appeal written all over it.
Kate is definitely great.
And so is Suzy Becker.
Because she's GIVING AWAY A COPY!!
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Kate the Great: Winner Takes All is the sequel to Kate the Great: Except When She's Not, published by Crown Books. Available in stores November 1.