But mostly it's about Leon Zeisel and his epic quest to survive fourth grade. What's stopping him? Two things. First, there's Miss Hagmeyer. She's a supernaturally strict teacher with ears that resemble giant rotting mushrooms. And then there is Leon's archenemy, Lumpkin the Pumpkin, a human tank with a deadly dodgeball throw known to all as the sidewinder.
Luckily, Leon has two friends, Lily-Matisse and P.W., who will stand by him no matter what, even if his magical, mysterious plans for rescue and revenge involve...SPIT!
©2003 Allen Kurzweil; (P)2003, 2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
The kids loved this one. Gets a little strange at the end for grownups but the kids have listened to it more than once.
My two kids ages 6 & 8 listened to this story over a few month's of long car rides. We all loved the tale. It was funny, clever, and contemporary so everyone could "relate" to the language. I especially like how the author captured kid-sized errors in judgement and learning moments. To an adult the narrator is a little too in-your-face, but my kids were able to follow along quite well, so he earns a postive from me. A great book.
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