Superstar Watch (The Boxcar Children Series #121)

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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?

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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?

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807576670
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Boxcar Children Series , #121
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Good!!

    Unlike other childrens books, all the boxcar children books are usually good for younger readers. But that doesnt mean tweens and teens cant read them!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    I was lucky

    I get all my books for free,my copy of this just came yesterday. Its awesome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Boxcar children

    I have a lot of boxcar children books but this one is the best!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Dog lover

    Grate and cool book! if you are a dog lover ples post!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Silence to jon

    Heh thnks....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    A person

    DO YOU FEEK THE LOOVVVEEEEEE TONIGHTT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Conn

    He stands up and walks off.

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