"I read 'Arthur's Pet Business' by Marc Brown. Arthur...

Book Reviews

January 24, 2001

"I read 'Arthur's Pet Business' by Marc Brown. Arthur wanted a pet. His dad and mom agreed to let Arthur have a pet, but only if he could take care of it."

-- Lavente Harvill, Carter G. Woodson Elementary

" 'Norma Jean, Jumping Bean' by Joanna Cole is about Norma Jean's always jumping around. Her friends tell her she jumps too much. But when a school contest comes up, she finds her jumping comes in handy."

-- Julia Ballagdajan, Highlandtown Elementary

" 'The Berenstain Bear Scouts and the Magic Crystal Caper' by Stan and Jan Berenstain is about the Bear Scouts' attempt to earn the Supertroop Merit Badge award. They ask Gran to look into her crystal ball to see if the council approves their badge, but Swindler Ralph Ripoff plays a switching game with Gran's crystal ball. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat and teaches this: that half the fun in life is not knowing what is going to happen."

-- Adam Aldrich, Homeschooler

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