Reviewed by Katie F. (age 9) and Gina G. (age 8)
I (Katie) love this book because of the creative illustrations. I (Katie) like when Mr. Hartwell said, "Sarah Jane Hartwell, I'm not playing this silly game one second longer. I'll see you downstairs in five minutes." It reminds me of when my mom wakes me up for school in the morning. My mom always says, "Katie, wake up. I'm starting the car and you better be in it in five minutes!" I (Gina) loved this book because I enjoy reading books with surprise endings. I (Gina) loved the part when Sarah said, "My head hurts." She said it so she wouldn't have to go to school. This reminds me of the times I (Gina) tell my mom that my head hurts so I won't have to go to school. Sometimes, my mom believes me and other times she knows I'm faking.
We recommend this book to readers that have jitters on the first day of school and readers who love surprise endings. If your favorite type of book is a picture book, you'll definitely be glad that you picked this one to read.