Applause for Charlie Joe
By Tommy Greenwald
Square Fish, $12.98
The book Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading is about a struggling reader called Charlie Joe or, CJ to his friends, and his schemes to getting out of reading. He is always getting in trouble because he’s not reading and has to deal with a friend where he buys him ice cream and he’ll tell him what is in the book, which suddenly fails in the beginning. In the end, an important life lesson is learned by the reader, about working hard in school and reading.
The illustrations make the book more appealing. The book will help inspire kids to look at reading with a different perspective and make it more fun and interesting. It will be liked by kids in late elementary school and early middle school. The author and illustrator should both be applauded for such a magnificent book.
Hi, I’m Alyssa Elwell and I am 8 years old. I am the youngest of 4 kids. My family has lots of pets, 3 dogs and 2 cats. Some of my hobbies include genealogy, crocheting hats and scarves, reading, writing, and baking. I enjoy smash booking (art journaling), nature hikes and camping. I also enjoy traveling and have been to 37 states. I enjoy sports like biking and swimming. My favorite authors are Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and E.B. White. My favorite book is Ribsy by Beverly Cleary.