School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-6 Still chewing that Big Bubba bubble gum, Jeremy ``Germy'' Bluett of Germy Blew It (Dutton, 1987) returns, this time in get-rich-quick schemes in order to pay off his debt to the Dolley Madison Elementary School for spending part of the entry fees for a bubble gum blowing contest on Big Bubba bubble gum for himself. His endeavors begin with an attempt to sell his violin while advertising himself and his family as charity cases. His biggest scheme is raising gerbils at home, which becomes a madcap frenzy when the gerbils get out of their cages. All of this leads to Germy selling his favorite baseball card to pay back the debt. In the meantime, Germy's sister, Robin, has much more success shoveling the neighbors' sidewalks for money, which Germy refuses to do. Each chapter ends with a futuristic look at Germy as a millionaire being interviewed by reporters on how he became so rich so quickly. Germy's character is right on the mark in terms of his friendships and his relationship with his parents and a younger sister. Other books of similar scope are Robertson's Henry Reed, Inc. (1958) and Henry Reed's Baby-Sitting Service (1966, both Viking). An entertaining story. Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind.
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