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'Garfield Blots Out the Sun'

Also reviewed: 'Henry and Mudge'; 'Three Spinning Fairies'

March 29, 2009

"Garfield Blots Out the Sun"

Jim Davis

Garfield is a funny cat. He likes to eat, watch TV and sleep. Jon, his owner, keeps lecturing him, but he never listens. A really good part of the book is when they celebrate Garfield's birthday.

Reviewed by Dejah, 7

Dorris Place, Los Angeles

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"Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All"

Cynthia Rylant

Henry is happy because it is his birthday. Henry and his friends go outside to play games. Henry gets to hit the pinata. After the games there is ice cream and cake. Then Henry opens his presents. If you want to know more, read the book.

Reviewed by Simrat, 6

Plaza Vista Elementary, Irvine

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"The Three Spinning Fairies"

Lisa Campbell Ernst

Zelda is a lazy girl and refuses to work. Her mom is the royal baker and makes one thousand cakes per week! One day, the queen comes in and orders a last-minute cake. Then her mother lies. She says, "My daughter loves to work so much, I cannot keep her from the spinning wheel." Then the queen wants Zelda to spin three rooms full of flax in order to marry the prince. Will she ever finish? To find out more, look for the book in your local library. My favorite word in this book is "persnickety."

Reviewed by Isabel, 8

Coeur D'Alene Elementary Venice

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"Inkheart"

Cornelia Funke

Meggie meets a strange man named Dustfinger who says he came out of a book her father, Mo, owns called "Inkheart." Dustfinger warns Meggie and Mo about Capricorn, an evil man. Capricorn is trying to destroy "Inkheart."

Meggie and Mo take "Inkheart" to Aunt Elinor's house for protection from Capricorn. Is Elinor's house really safe? Read the book to find out.

Reviewed by Genevieve, 9

Ivanhoe Elementary, Los Angeles

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