Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge

Written by Susan Shreve
Illustrated by Dan Andreasen

Reviewed by Eric C. (age 9)

Joshua flunked third grade. He makes his way back in to the fifth grade. The new kid Sean O? Malley wants to be friends with Josh. The No?s (Nerds Out) are picking on Sean. Find out if Josh helps Sean.

I would like to be Josh?s friend because he?s fun and cool. This book relates to my life because sometimes nerdy kids want to hang out with me.

I thought the story was fabulous. You always wanted to know what would happen next. I recommend this book if you like page turners. The illustrations were beautiful, all straight lines were used, no curves.

Eric C. is a student in Miss Michaels' 4th Grade Class
1999-2000