Sunday, December 6, 2009
Adam Selzer. ANDREW NORTH BLOWS UP THE WORLD
Anyway, Andrew North believes his father and brother are spies. He figures that if he learns enough from his brother and proves himself worthy, then he too will be asked to go pro in the family business. When Andrew realizes that the janitor at school, Mr. Gomulka, is a supervillain, he relishes his chance to prove himself as a superspy. But, he must complete the mission on the same night as the music program where he is singing a solo. It could be tricky!
I loved, loved this! In fact, I think it would make a great series. Andrew is a neat little guy that I’d love to hear more about. He totally needs more spy missions! What I like most about this book is how the author is totally in sync with little boys’ minds where imagination is king. My own son has the most fascinating, active imagination. Andrew feels real authentic. And so does his relationship with his older brother.
I can’t wait to booktalk this with my 3rd – 5th graders. I’m anxious to see how they enjoy it (boys and girls).
More about Adam Selzer here. He's really quite a character!
His previous books & my reviews:
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