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Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good ... More
Summary: Alex (12), Stevie (11), and Joey (9) are sisters. Before they go to sleep, they get together in one of the bedrooms for their Sisters Club meeting. When Alex and Stevie both try out for the school production, their talents collide ... and it doesn't help that Joey is fueling the flames. This book blends traditional narrative text with stage dialogue, journal entries, and illustrations.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, independent reading, read aloud book, learning to read, transitional reader, illustrated chapter
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 9 to 13
Interest Level: 8 to 13
Reading Level: 3.8
Age of Child: Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Young Reader Reaction: I picked this book because it looked very girly and I am a very girly girl. The book was "okay." I didn't love it, but it was ok. It seems like it is for kids, and if I was 10 or 11 I would find the book more interesting.
Adult Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Pros: This is a great book if you are between the ages of 10 and 11.
Cons: The book seemed to go on forever and would never end.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is fun to read, but only once.
Educational Themes: This is a book for pleasure reading.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Fiction - family, performing arts, easy reader series
Date(s) Reviewed: February 2010
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.