Saturday, August 13, 2016

How To Avoid Extinction by Paul Acampora - ESSENTIAL

Acampora, Paul How To Avoid Extinction, 208 pages.  Scholastic, OCTOBER 2016.  $17.  Content: G.

Leo’s Gram has always been a handful, but even more so since his grandfather passed away.  Gram gets wind that Leo’s mom is considering putting her in a home because of her shenanigans.  Before that can happen, Gram coerces Leo into a cross-country trip to a remote Utah location to check out allosaurus bones, along with his cousin Abbey and Kermit, an old dog.  Gram abandons the rest of the group part way through the trip, now Leo and Abbey hope that she is really going where she said she was headed.

The summary of the book does not do this book justice.  It combines a great cast of characters with laugh out loud hilarity.  I kept reading quips out loud to my husband because I just had to share.  I can’t wait to share this with my students.

MS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

This one was great. Maybe the trend for 2017 will be funny books!