Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here's an excerpt from The Great Garage Sale written by Marilyn Helmer and Illustrated by Mike Deas: "You're pulling out flowers, not weeds." His mouth curved into a lopsided grin. "Don't you know the difference between a weed and a flower?" "Of course I do," said DJ. Who was this smart-alecky kid anyway? "Weeds don't have flowers on them." The kid rolled his eyes. "See those buds? You're pulling out plants before they're big enough to bloom." This is a description of just one of DJ's mishaps that he has throughout this entertaining chapter book! He sells a jewelery box at a garage sale that wasn't meant for selling. He gives up his skateboard, Speedwell, to get the jewelery box back. He has good intentions but things seem to go awry for him. Somehow things turn around and the Superstacker (his favorite kind of deluxe sandwich) always seems to smooth things out for him. This Orca Echoes chapter book is written with pizzaz and flair which is sure to entertain young readers! Published by Orca Book Publishers.