Friday, January 29, 2016

Book to Read if Your Child Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Tapper Twins are back and better than ever.  If your kids haven't discovered this fun new series that follows Claudia and Reese through a hilarious sibling rivalry and plenty of mayhem then what are they waiting for?  Times a wasting!

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Title: The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York

Author: Geoff Rodkey

Target: Grades 3-6

Series: Yes, this is the second book in the series

What this book is about: 
Well we are reunited with twins Claudia and Reese as they decide to put together a scavenger hunt around New York City as a school project to earn money for charity.  These two are competitive as ever.  Reese brings his sense of humor and love of computer games to the race.  Claudia makes sure to stay organized and bring along her “not really her boyfriend” Jens.  As they hunt down Cronuts, run through central park and search for 99 cent pizza, they are on an adventure they could never imagine.  Let’s just say the scavenger hunt will not be a recurring event if school administrators (and the police) have anything to say about it.

Why I love this book: 
  • I quite enjoyed the first book, The Tapper Twins Go to War, but this one was even better.  Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt?  Seeing how these kids wrangled a series of challenges was laugh out loud funny.
  • One of the best parts was the inclusion of the school mascot, a small stuffed animal that had to be used in every photo during the hunt.  What happens to the poor little guy on Reeses’ team is both sad and hilarious.
  • This book uses pictures, text messages and newspaper clippings to help tell the story and the ones selected for this book were perfect.  
Who this book is for: 
Great for kids who are fans of Wimpy Kid.  It is especially nice for reluctant readers because the format is less conventional and not at all intimidating.  You do not have to have read the first book to enjoy the second.

Final thoughts: 
Love that The Tapper Twins Run for President will be out before the next big election … nice!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York  A portion of each purchase will go back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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