Saturday, November 15, 2008

Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate

It all begins with Roscoe in time-out, and he explains to his readers exactly what he did to get there.

Roscoe is gathering items for the art closet at school when he sees the “don’t-you-dare” glue. With some contemplation, he adds it to his donation for the class. Later that day, as his class is gearing up for their bee presentation for Parent’s Day, Roscoe “helps” his classmates by applying the “don’t-you-dare” glue to the bee antennae as he is passing them out. He also puts a little on some chairs to keep the drummers still in their seats (of which he is one!).

You can only guess what happens after a great performance. Which is why Roscoe sits in time-out, telling us his advice on how to not get in the same predicament.

What I Thought:
I am in love with Roscoe Riley. What a sweet little guy living the first grade life and learning those life lessons in such precious ways. I love the glue story...who hasn't been tempted by some "don't you dare glue?" I know I have!!

This is the first book of a six series about Roscoe. If the following books in the series are as good as this one, this will be a series kids will be clamoring for. Highly recommended!

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs by Katherine Applegate.

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