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Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Peabody think things are just so in their home at Number 10 Grand Street. They don't know that Maybelle, a cockroach, and her friend Henry (a flea) live quietly under the refrigerator. Maybelle's dream is to have a meal that's bigger than crumbs - and Mrs. Peabody's very special dinner is just that meal. Dinner turns into mayhem when Maybelle is part of the first course. The adventures continue when the Peabodys, Maybelle, and Henry move to the local hotel while the house is fumigated. Will Maybelle's life ever be the same? This is an easy reader chapter book for transitional readers.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 6 to 10
Reading Level: 4.1
Age of Child: Read with 7-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter loves Maybelle, though only parts at a time. The author is a great storyteller, with descriptions and mishaps that always get a chuckle or laugh.
Adult Reader Reaction: These are fun stories.
Pros: Lots of action, silly adventures, and two adorable insects make this a fun story for the family to enjoy.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. Maybelle is a lovable character. Kids will come back to see her even after they become more proficient readers.
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