Carl and his friend Sandy foil the plans of criminals who try to use a web reality show scam to cover their burglary.
Children's LiteratureCarl's family has been chosen to be on a new Internet reality show called, "The Web Family Show." Everyone in the family is excited about the opportunity to be featured on the web 24/7. Everyone, that is, except Carl. Carl can't figure out why anyone would want to watch his boring family and he thinks the whole thing is fishy. He becomes even more suspicious when the cameras are set up in the house at odd angles, like on a mirror that reflects his dad's trophy collection. Are the Web-Eye Company and the Web Family Show for real, or is it all a big scam? With the help of his friend Sandy, Carl is determined to find out. Mystery fans will enjoy this quick read from Stone Arch Books. Following the text are discussion questions and writing prompts for use in a classroom setting, as well as a glossary and suggested website for further information on some of the ideas in the book. With its large font size, wide letter and line spacing, short chapters, and high interest level, this book is a good one for reluctant readers. 2006 (orig. 2005), Stone Arch Books, Ages 9 to 12.
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