Muggie Maggie

Written by Beverly Cleary
Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

Reviewed by Ivie O. (age 9)

At first, Maggie is just being contrary when she tells her parents she doesn't need to learn cursive. Then her teacher, Mrs. Leeper, says Maggie's cursive is so untidy her name looks like "Muggie," and Maggie decides she will never, never read or write cursive. Nobody can make her. But when Mrs. Leeper assigns her as class mail messenger, the notes Maggie must carry are in cursive. Maggie can't read the notes, but she suspects some of them are about her. Now she has a problem!

I liked this book because I was in a situation just like Maggie! I felt happy when I read this because I felt like she was going through the same thing I was! When I was reading this book I wondered if she would ever learn cursive and I wondered if I would ever finish learning cursive!

I would recomment this book to third graders because that's when you learn how to write cursive. It was kind of a weird book because I felt like I was reading what I was living in real life. Weird! Anyone who has had to go through the process of learning cursive can totally relate to Maggie and would like reading this book too!

Ivie O. is a student in Mrs. Calkin's 3rd Grade Class
2005-2006