Cummings, Troy Chomp of the Meat-Eating vegetables (The Notebook of Doom Book #4) 96 pgs. Scholastic Inc, 2014. $4.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Alexander’s school is in an old, creepy hospital. Worse yet there are actual monsters, usually disguised as normal things. He and his friends have been battling the monsters for the past three books. In this fourth book, the school is freezing cold and things have changed in the cafeteria, they are only serving desserts! What is going on? Will they be able to rescue their friend Rip when he goes missing?
I realize this was supposed to be fun, silly, easy to read, and fast paced but I didn't care for it. It wasn't funny or interesting, as it was just one strange situation followed by another, that I didn't find funny or interesting. There is a reason that I don’t use Scholastic for my bookfairs and its because of junky filler books like this. If you need some easy chapter books, it wouldn't hurt to add this one, but if you are carefully budgeting for excellent books this wouldn’t be a great choice.
EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.