Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Attack of the Girlzillas (The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger #3) by Jenny Meyerhoff - OPTIONAL

Meyerhoff, Jenny Attack of the Girlzillas (The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger #3) 265 pgs Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. $14.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Louie is pretty upset that his dad has to go out of town for two weeks, but then his grandma comes to stay with them. Now he is stuck with only girls in the house. Worse yet, he is mistaken for a girl, and is assigned a role in school where a boy wants to play with a doll. One of his best friends has a crush on a girl, and Louie doesn’t get it at all. Now he wants nothing to do with girls, to bad his best friend Thermos is a girl.  
This series is growing on me, its easy to read with tons of great illustrations and events that elementary students can relate to, like grandma coming to visit, dreaded school assignments, and little sisters. I still don’t get the whole thing about Louie wanting to be a comedian, which is a large part of each book. I asked three classes yesterday if they knew what a comedian did, and they had no idea. I don’t think there are that many G-rated comedians that perform for children to get to know (I can think of one), but I can’t imagine a child choosing to attend that over the discovery museum.
EL  -OPTIONAL  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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