It's time for another look into the reading happenings of yours truly, here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers. The feature of today's post should just be making it's rounds in a bookstore near you...and what a round indeed! New schools, new friends (or not), alien encounters (or not), and a fuzzy little leader? Yep, this is one for the imagination. Without further adieu, today's book of choice is...
Michael K is not loving life. Right about now he wishes with all his might that he was in his old school with his old friends....and yet, here he remains. Where is here? Good question! Here is Mrs. Halley's fifth grade class at P.S. 858, Room 501-B. Here is the new town called home for Michael K and his family. Here is....exactly where he doesn't want to be. As if starting school in a new town isn't rough enough, Michael K has the fortune (or perhaps misfortune?) of falling in with a rather odd crowd....of two. Bob, Jennifer, and Mr. Fluffy. Perfectly normal sounding names, right (well, except Mr. Fluffy, but I mean, he IS a hamster...who is also the leader of this Spaceheadz project apparently...)? Yes....provided you aren't claiming to be pencil chewing, odd looking beings from outer space that happen to speak in commercials and think you can do anything, which is just what they need. (Did I lose you? No? Good...) So BITE THE BULLET and be 100% FRESH because this story is GRRRRREEAT! (No really...it was fun.)
A few additional points of interest, there are several pages inserted here and there that provide learning opportunities and activity suggestions for those younger inquisitive readers, making this a great classroom reading addition. PLUS the websites mentioned within the text such as the Anti Alien Agency and the SPHDZ websites....REALLY exist! DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE, DOUBLE YOUR FUN!