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Biggest Pest on Eighth Avenue

Biggest Pest on Eighth Avenue

by Laurie Lawlor

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3The kids on the block are determined to put on "the scariest play ever seen on Eighth Avenue," but Mary Lou's little brother Tommy keeps interfering because he wants to participate. The cast is so busy putting together costumes and the set that they don't get a chance to rehearse. Nonetheless, when the audience arrives expecting free popcorn and to be scared out of its wits, the show must go on. Just as the production is about to fall flat, Tommy saves the day with an impromptu performance. Fisher's watercolor and ink illustrations have lots of detail and motion. The premise of putting on a play with no grown-ups around is appealing and readers will enjoy Tommy's creative strategies to get attention. Unfortunately, the main characters are not as involving and the dialogue does not sound genuine. While Lawlor has a good feel for the interests of primary-grade students, the vocabulary seems too sophisticated for the beginning-reader format.Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX

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Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
Holiday House Reader Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.38(d)
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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