School Library JournalGr 2-4-In this second book starring Sara Kate, she continues to surprise herself by having superpowers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes on Saturdays. Some of them, such as jumping as high as the roof of her house, are boring to her; others, like holding her breath for 20 minutes, are uncomfortable; while still others, like throwing basketballs through hoops, are fun; but Sara Kate wants her talents to be more heroic. Readers will be curious to find out how she channels them to handle the third-grade bully. The plot moves quickly in this easy chapter book. Full-page black-and-white line drawings, one per brief chapter, reflect the light, humorous spirit of the text. Sara Kate is a likable child who banters with her older brother, befriends a new girl in her class, and shares a special relationship with her grandmother. She has qualities youngsters will admire, and they will relate to her yearning for justice and the enjoyment of good fun in the process. A fine addition for those children growing past the easy-reader section.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
Mary Harris VeederSara Kate has superpowers, but she gets them one at a time and never knows how long they'll last or what they'll be. The ability to spell words backward, for example, may not seem as useful as the ability to fly. This raggedy set-up doesn't provide much help in dealing with the class bully, "the meanest boy in the world," until the day Sara Kate develops X-ray vision that shows him to be wearing teddy-bear underwear. The vocabulary in this chapter book is easy, and the give-and-take between Sara Kate, her brother, Stevie, and her new friend, Ashley, will sound familiar to readers. A good follow-up to "Sara Kate, Superkid".
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