July 12, 2011
Fourth Grade Fuss
A new installation in my series of book reviews as I try to find new reading material for next year.
Fourth-Grade Fuss by Johanna Hurwitz
Julio Sanchez is worried to death about passing the fourth grade state test. Follow Julio and his class as they prepares for the giant test and discover ways you can prepare for the tests in your life.
I love the idea of teaching children not to stress about the tests. The illustrations were adorable. The characters are cute, if slightly stereotyped. My one wish is that there was more detail and voice in the story. I feel like it was the bare bones of a story and it didn't captivate me. I would still share it with my class, especially before the big tests, but it is still not my favorite.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
Next on the reading list? Fourth Grade Weirdo by Martha Freedman