Summer Reading Is Killing Me! (The Time Warp Trio Series #7)

Summer Reading Is Killing Me! (The Time Warp Trio Series #7)


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Joe, Fred, and Sam have no idea why they’ve been transported to a playground. All they know is that there’s a 250-pound chicken and it’s headed straight for them. While Joe’s racking his brains for the magic words to stop a charging chicken, he suddenly has a flash of what’s going to happen next. It’s exactly like the book he just read. Turns out Fred put their summer reading list inside The Book (the magic one, that is)—and now they’re destined to spend their summer living stories that were only meant to be read. Only one thing is clear: writing a back-to-school book report will be no sweat. Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith also collaborated on Math Curse, The Stinky Cheese Man, and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Jon Scieszka lives in Brooklyn, New York. Lane Smith lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141308203
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/19/2000
Series: Time Warp Trio Series , #7
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at

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Summer Reading Is Killing Me (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a kid's version Jasper Fforde. The time Warp trio are looking forward to a summer without adventure, when they leave their summer reading list inside the magic book, and all of the characters come to life. Of course, the villains band together to take over the world!It is very silly, but amusing, and the booklist at the end is a lovely touch. I'd give this to kids looking for funny stories, and older kids who will be very familiar with the myriad of characters.
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FrawleyBN More than 1 year ago
This entire series is perfect for engaging reluctant boy readers. The stories are funny, action-packed, and very exciting. This particular entry in the series contains references to many classic pieces of literature, as well as some more contemporary classics - a great way to introduce elementary school students to famous characters. Scieszka showcases his passion for reluctant boys in this engaging story "about the power a book has to grab you...literally" (Bushek).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! I am an elementary education major working on a book list for an EDU class at my college and I stumbled onto this book. I am also a theater director for an afterschool theater program for students in grades first-through-fifth grade. This book inspired me and my students to create a play based on the book. (And yes, we wrote the publisher for permission)We have worked out lines for children to say, added a few characters (I have 44 students)and designed a wonderful set!!! This book now comes to life in our eyes, literally!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, kids will love it - it's short. Comprehension, however, will be virtually non-existent except to the few who are savvy abut all the inside references to other books. A real disappointment...and not just because I'm a librarian who dislikes the devil portraying one.........
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this book was good it was funny.I say it was werid because the people that they used were all animals.I enjoied this book and it only has 69 pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was alsome!I read it in 2 hours. It normally takes me a week or two, to read one of these books but this one made me read more and more each minute!! I dedicate this book to anyone who likes action!!!!!!!!!!!!!