Mallory's Super Sleepover

Mallory's Super Sleepover

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by Laurie Friedman, Jennifer Kalis
     
 

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Mallory is turning 10, and she's planning a super sleepover! To celebrate her tenth birthday, Mallory wants to have the most super sleepover celebration ever! Mallory plans out everything to the last detail. As long as she promises not to let the fun get out of control, her parents agree to letting her friends sleep over.  But Mallory's best friend, Mary Ann,

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Mallory is turning 10, and she's planning a super sleepover! To celebrate her tenth birthday, Mallory wants to have the most super sleepover celebration ever! Mallory plans out everything to the last detail. As long as she promises not to let the fun get out of control, her parents agree to letting her friends sleep over.  But Mallory's best friend, Mary Ann, has her own ideas about what a super sleepover party should include. Before Mallory can put a stop to things, uninvited guests show up, a water balloon fight gets out of hand, and a good friend has her feelings hurt. How did a super sleepover turn into such a super mess?

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Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
Mallory is turning ten, so no ordinary birthday celebration is in order. Instead, she and her best friend, Mary Ann, join forces to convince Mallory's parents to let her host the "biggest, bestest, superest" sleepover ever. Mallory's parents agree, on the condition that she keep the gathering small and "promise the party will not get out of control." But party crashers arrive, the cupcake-decorating contest turns into a chaos-generating contest, the water-balloon fight becomes a water-balloon flood all over the living room floor, and the first girl to fall asleep finds herself the victim of an unkind prank; Mallory's "super sleepover" has turned into "a super mess." In this sixteenth installment of the popular series, Friedman once again shows her ability to capture late-elementary-school social dynamics with spot-on acuity; Kalis's boldly drawn illustrations enhance the text's clear kid appeal. It does seem unfair, however, for Mallory's parents to leave the party for an extended period of time, relinquishing supervisory authority to a teenage babysitter who is herself busy talking on her cell phone to her boyfriend, and then heap blame on poor Mallory for betraying their trust. Mallory's lengthy wallow in self-abasement hardly seems warranted. To the closing tips for a successful sleepover could be added a parallel list for parents, starting with: Stay on the premises and don't expect a just-turned-ten-year-old to become a grownup overnight. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822588870
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Mallory Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,250,712
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie Friedman is the author of many award-winning books for children. ?She writes the popular Mallory books, a series of chapter books for 7-10 year olds. Critics have praised the Mallory books, saying that Mallory deserves a place beside Judy Moody, Amber Brown, and Junie B. Jones. Laurie is also the author of numerous picture books including Love Ruby Valentine; Ruby Valentine Saves the Day; I'm Not Afraid of this Haunted House; and Thanksgiving Rules. Laurie lives in Miami with her family and her dog, Ollie. Jennifer Kalis graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999.?She has been a freelance illustrator for 10 years and currently lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband and 2 young children.

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