Written by Millicent Ellis Selsam
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Reviewed by River A. (age 7)
There is a boy named Greg. His friend Billy had a microscope. Billy did not use it so Billy gave the microscope to Greg. Greg really liked the microscope. Then Greg found some salt and sugar in his house and looked at them in the microscope. They looked like crystals. Then he found a lot of ants in this big hole in his yard and then he killed some ants. Then he went home and put the ants under the microscope. Greg looks at a lot of different things under the microscope. Then, Greg’s family members also looked at the microscope. You’re going to have to find out what happens next!
I like this book because in the book Greg asks for a microscope. He had to convince his Dad to get him his own microscope. I like that he went around the house to find small things to look at under the microscope. First, he found some ingredients and looked in the microscope. I liked when he started looking at people’s hair under the microscope. He looked at his mom’s hair, Coco’s hair and his own hair. After killing the ants, he carried them to the microscope and put them under the microscope and saw them. I like when he saw the ants under the microscope. I like the illustrations in the book and how they showed how the microscope zoomed in. When Greg saw it, he said it was awesome and he loved it. I loved it too. The book was so so so good.
I think you should read this book because it can be really funny. People from seven-ten should read this book. The book is really really good and you can look awesome when people see you reading the book - like me! The book is about stuff like microscopes. If you like science, you would really like this book because it is about science. The pictures are really good too. This is why I think you should learn more about this good book.