Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Melvin Might? by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long, & David Gordon

Melvin Might?, one of the books in Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series, is about poor, worry-wort Melvin. His friends, Pete, Jack, and Rita, want him to join in their rather daring stunts but Melvin just isn't sure if it's safe enough. When one of his friends has an accident, does Melvin let his worries consume him, or does he go to the rescue? Read Melvin Might to find out!

Scieszka's books are always funny and good fun, and this book is no exception. The bright, interesting pictures by the 3-team of artists--Shannon, Long, and Loren--make the story even more engaging and will especially delight boys with the images of trucks zipping and zooming around town. Coupled with a great message about conquering your worries when it counts, this is a story that manages to be fun and helpful together.

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