It is time for my last Fiction Friday of the summer. Because...who am I kidding? School is two weeks away and I am going to be consumed with all the other back to school goodness that comes with...well...going back to school.
This week I read a great novel that I'm really excited to share. Don't be fooled by the title. It's actually quite good and very well written. Ready?
The Fast and the Furriest
by Andy Behrens
Now, I know what your thinking? Super cheesy title, right? And sorry ladies... there is no Paul Walker in this book, but it worth reading anyway.
It's a classic underdog story filled with humor and love. Pure entertainment. Kevin is a 100% real kid and very likeable. As a dog lover, Cromwell was my favorite though. Any dog that will jump through a tire swing, get stuck, and try again has my vote! I think lots of kids could relate to Kevin because they do live a life in front of a screen. Kevin and Cromwell encourage them to get out, try something new, not give up if it's tough, and teach them that... just maybe you might find something more rewarding than advancing to the next level on a video game.
I really enjoyed this book and will likely read it aloud to my students this year. I mean, who doesn't love a good underdog story?!
- Read Aloud 2-5
- Grades 3-5 (RL 3.8)
- 247 pages
Now, it's your turn. Please link up with your book reviews and recommendations! I love learning about new titles. Remember to grab my linky button and link back to my somewhere on your page when you link up. Thanks a million and happy reading!!