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Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Kid Catastrophes - TJ and The Time Stumblers Book Review

I just had the opportunity to read "New Kid Catastrophes - TJ and the Time Stumblers" by Bill Myers.  This is the first of a 6 book series which I'm sure to buy more of for my grandkids.  I loved this book and can't wait to pop it in the mail to Ki'a and Zack who are 8 and 10 years old.  Although they aren't in seven grade yet like T.J. (a girl by the way), I know they can already relate with some of the same issues of friendships in school.  Who's popular, who's not, and all the other growing pains that come with it. 

Of course by the end of the story there's a moral involved which makes this not only a fun read for the kids but provides them with a life lesson too.  Hopefully it will even help them to deal with their school years.

From the Back Cover

TJ Finkelstein is your average seventh grader trying to survive junior high. Average except for . . .Just moving from the Midwest to crazy, money-is-no-object Malibu, California Becoming mortal enemies with the school’s most popular girl, who stars on the Dizzy Channel Oh yeah, and being followed around by two goofball boys from the 23rd century!!!That’s right—Herby and Tuna have traveled back in time to study TJ for a class project. Unfortunately, she is the only one who can see them. And unfortunatelier (don’t try that word on your English teacher), their “help,” which involves using whacked-out 23rd-century gadgets, only leads to more mayhem and plenty of side-splitting laughter.Join this unlikely trio as they stumble into one hilarious catastrophe after another . . . while accidentally learning the importance of such core values as love, honesty, patience, and kindness.

Disclosure:  This book was provided by Tyndale House in exchange for my review.  All opinions are my own honest views.

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