14FibsA Boy and His Big Promises


By Greg Pincus
Scholastic, $17.99, 240 pages

The 14 Fibs Of Gregory K. is certainly a book for the poetic type. This book is about a young boy and his ambition to keep his promises. Gregory K, really, really, wants to go to Author’s Camp, but he needs his parents’ permission. In order to get that he needs to pass math class, which he really, really, hates. He makes promises that are hard to keep and even harder when he finds out his friend is moving. Gregory also loves poetry but is keeping it from his parents because they both want him to do math, not write. With a new poem at the start of every chapter Greg and his strong ambition to keep his promises entertain the reader page after page. This book would be a great read for kids around the ages of 9-11. Readers please note that a “fib” is not referring to a little white lie in this book. Instead, it’s referring to the Fibonacci Sequence (a math term used for a numerical pattern) which he uses  to formulate his “fibs” or poems. Ultimately, these “fibs” are his saving grace.

Reviewed by Alyssa Elwell

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