Monday, June 8, 2015

Another Fun Summer Read For Kids

I thought I would pull out a book I reviewed last year that would make a terrific summer read!  For a while cannibalism in children's books was sneaking up in quite a few stories.  So next time your son or daughter asks to cook diner, be careful ... be very careful!

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Title:       The Secret of Ferrell Savage

Author:  J. Duddy Gill

Target:   Grades 3-7

Series:    No

What this book is about: 
Ferrell Savage is a pretty easy going guy.  At twelve he can finally participate in the Big Sled Race on Golden Hill where each kid must build their own sled.  His best friend Mary is literately going down in the kitchen sink, Ferrell pieces together a lawn chair on skis, and a new kid arrives with a sled that is guaranteed to be a winner.  Turns out the new kid has it out for Ferrell and threatens to expose a deep dark family secret.  A death defying sled race stands in the way of Ferrell’s secret getting out but there is no way the new kid is backing down.

Why I love this book: 
Funny with a capital F. I don’t often laugh out loud while reading books, but  this one had me guffawing in my chair.  From the disastrous first sled race to the realization that Ferrell’s great-great-great uncle ate his best friend Mary’s relative, there is no end to hilarity.  My son read it after I did and kept coming out to recount the funny parts of the book.

I enjoyed the fact that the back story is based on real people and events.  An interesting bit of history thrown into this delightful tale.

Who this book is for: 
Kids who like realistic fiction and who like to laugh.

Final thoughts: 
There aren’t too many good books on cannibalism out there, so really this one is not to be missed. (I could make a clever pun here, but would you eat it up or think it bites?  Oops!)

To purchase this book:
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1 comment:

  1. *snerk* Very clever review! I liked this one a lot, but it's been a bit of a hard sell to my students. Maybe it's the cover? Thanks for the laugh!