Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Roscoe Riley Rules #7 Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Briggs
It's almost time for the Fall Festival and the local bookstore is hosting a fun contest: Guess the Weight of the HUGE pumpkin. The winner will receive a lot of books for their school library (the number of books as the pumpkin weighs!) as well as candy, as much candy as the pumpkin weighs!
Roscoe's teacher uses this chance as a "learning opportunity" to teach about estimation. However, the lesson gets interrupted with a discussion about superstitions.
When Roscoe learns of this contest during his school library time, he is so excited! After an afternoon of clothes shopping, Roscoe's mom stops by the bookstore so they can guess.
But in the bookstore Roscoe is distracted by a black cat. Roscoe is certain that the black cat is bad luck. He never actually gets to put his pumpkin guess into the jar! The next day, Roscoe's dad takes him back...and he encounters the black cat again!
Will Roscoe be brave enough to put in his entry?
What I Thought:
Well, its no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Roscoe Riley.
This is another fantastic installment in this series. Roscoe is such a sweet character, and all boy! He has a kind heart and the best of intentions that sometimes just doesn't work out like he thought.
A wonderful book for elementary readers.
A fantastic read. Very highly recommended.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Roscoe Riley Rules #7 Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Biggs.