Sunday, September 20, 2009
Revenge of the Itty Bitty Brothers: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk #3 by Lin Oliver, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
The Itty Bitty Brothers are back! When we last left them, Daniel was still working to figure out what exactly made him shrink to the size of one's big toe. The mystery is solved in this book and the boys use it to their advantage. (You'll just have to read the book to find the reason!)
Now that Daniel can control his shrinking, Pablo comes up with "Pablo's Phat Phive" in which the twins spend the whole day doing very awesome things...that only people that are inches tall can accomplish.
The finale to the "phive" is being launched in rockets that Daniel's science club are working on and launching at Le Brea Tar Pits.
Sounds like a good idea? You'll have to read it to find out!
What I Thought:
First off, how cool would it be to be the size of a big toe and be launched off in a rocket? Totally cool, and kind of terrifying.
The Funk brothers are a plain old good time, a great read. I love the entire eccentric family, and how Daniel's heart is just as big as the sky. The brotherly bonding in this book is so sweet, and you know how important these guys are to one another.
This is book three of this series, and I think readers will need to have the background story on Daniel and Pablo. Read this series in order!
Give this book to any mid-elementary/middle school reader...they'll love it! (But especially the boys!)
Very highly recommended.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Revenge of the Itty Bitty Brothers: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk #3 by Lin Oliver, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin.
Reviewed from a library copy.