Superstar Watch (The Boxcar Children Series #121)

( 6 )

Overview

A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Even though Watch seems to love the food on-camera, he won't touch it at home. Someone at the studio has been switching the brand and the Aldens must find out the truth behind the cover-up. Should Watch still do the commercial even though he doesn't like the product?

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $6.62   
  • New (3) from $7.31   
  • Used (6) from $6.62   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Even though Watch seems to love the food on-camera, he won't touch it at home. Someone at the studio has been switching the brand and the Aldens must find out the truth behind the cover-up. Should Watch still do the commercial even though he doesn't like the product?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
The boxcar children—Henry, Benny Jessie, and Violet—have settled in happily with Grandfather and have retained the boxcar in the backyard as a clubhouse. This iteration of their saga has the children solving two problems. The first, which begins dramatically on the first page, concerns how they can help their friend Josh repair his bicycle after his brakes fail and he crashes. The second entails a mystery they must solve in order to solve the first problem. Jessie notices a flyer announcing prize money for the winner of a dog contest sponsored by the Wundermutt Dog Food company. The prize, $100 (plus a trip to Hollywood) exactly equals the cost of the bicycle repairs. So, the children enter their dog, Watch, into the contest. The finalists, including Watch, must complete a series of tasks, including jumping, burrowing, and sliding as well as enthusiastically eating a bowl of Wundermutt. One of the other two finalists, a canine television star beloved by Benny, is handled by a snobbish owner who dismisses the competition. The other finalist performs the tasks in a mediocre fashion. It would seem that Watch, who is adorable and adept, would have a good chance at the prize; however, things go awry. The slide collapses on him, the bowl of Wundermutt smells strange and he refuses to eat it, and one of the finalists is called by two different names. Things look especially bad for Watch and for Josh when the star wins. Yet the children figure out the double mystery—there are two bad guys—and all ends happily. The story has little suspense; the characters are variously overdrawn (the star's owner) or under-differentiated (the boxcar children); and there is no tension among the characters. Thus, librarians need not worry about recommending it to anyone who likes a safe read. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807576670
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series , #121
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,047,475
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)