George's Marvelous Medicine

Written by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by Mathieu L. (age 7)

This is an interesting story. It?s about a boy named George who makes a medicine that he thinks will cure Grandma but instead it makes her taller. Some things he used are oil, animal pills, flea powder, brown paint, nail polish, and shaving cream. George?s dad Mr. Cranky wanted George to make lots more of his medicine. So Mr. Cranky went to the store and bought everything he needed. George put everything into the cooking pot. He stirred it well. First he tried it on a chicken. That made his feet grow. Then he tried it on a second chicken. It made his neck grow. The third chicken shrank. Grandma saw the medicine on the table. She thought it was tea. So she drank it! Want to know what happens next. Read the story and find out.

I recommend this story to other children because it is funny. I especially like the part about Grandma growing taller. I think other kids will like this book because it has a funny plot.

Mathieu L. is a student in Mrs. Wicketts' 2nd Grade Class
2000-2001