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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Review: Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream

Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream
The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids #31
Debie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones
Illustrator John Steven Gurney
Scholastic Inc.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction - Fantasy
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 66
Reading Level: 3
Grades: 3 - 5
still available from the publisher

from the publisher:
It´s just a normal day for the Bailey School kids. That´s until they head to their favorite ice cream shop and meet Scout, the new girl working the counter. Clad in dark clothing and with a hollow and forlorn look on her face, Scout tells the kids that she´s in town to find a house for the family she works for. When she adds that she´s interested in finding a home that´s made of stone and has no windows near the cemetery, the kids realize Scout must be a ghoul looking for a home for a family of vampires. Will the kids be able to stop Scout from bringing a new family of monsters to Bailey City?

My Thoughts:
Genies don't ride Bicycles, Unicorns don't pull sleighs, Frankenstein doesn't plant Petunias, Vampires don't wear Polka-dots. There is always some strange or unusual person/animal that the four friends notice and there always seems to be a good explanation.

The whole series is fun and quirky, I'm glad to see they're still writing them. If you have a excited reader, they'll breeze through this and be ready for the next one but it is short enough and exciting enough for reluctant readers.

My Rating:
I'm going with a 3 on this one. At one time it was a 5 but I'm not at the school library anymore, my children are grown and I got rid of the others. There isn't any reason to keep this one but I do love the series.

This one was sitting on the desk during Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon and I needed something quick to read while pages were loading.


Shawntele said...

The Bailey School Kids are quite a popular series aren't they? My kids have never read them though...

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

My older kids loved the Bailey School Kids books!

I should pull them out for my 7 yr old, I think she'd enjoy them now. ... don't think we have this one.


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