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AR level: 3.9
Grade appropriate: 3rd and up
Overall: 3/5-- It was a fine book. It addresses sibling rivalry and treating others with respect. (Don't worry! I won't tell the kids that! They'd never read it!)
Creativity: 3/5-- Basic sibling rivalry, nerd proves himself as an athlete and his school and family dynamics change.
Characters: 5/5-- Boys were likable and realistic.
Engrossing: 5/5-- It is definitely written for kids so while that's a good thing, Disney made for TV movies don't really appeal to me either. The kids will like it.
Appeal to kids: 5/5-- Our kids who like the sports genre will like it and it reminded me of High School Musical (minus the romance.) If I can convince kids that's what it's like they'll give it a chance.
Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5-- Short and sweet.
AR level: 4.3
Grade appropriate: 2nd and up
Overall: 5/5-- I loved this book! It's a fantastical story told by a father to his children to explain why it took him so long to get home from the corner store with the milk for their breakfast.
Creativity: 5/5-- It is such a fun and unique premise for a story.
Characters: 5/5-- All the characters that the father meets on his trip are colorful and fun!
Engrossing: 5/5-- My son and I finished it in one day...
Appeal to kids: 5/5-- Kids are going to love this book. I have to buy a copy for the library today!
Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5-- short!