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"Despite the rivalry that started the contest, the longstanding animosity between the boys and girls dissipates as the students bond over the experiment. Presuming the novel doesn't generate similar contests in real life, readers may be compelled to use their voices to praise Clement's deft handling of an interesting premise." (Publishers Weekly)
Andrew Clements has done it again. We listened to this on car rides and I probably enjoyed it as much as the kids.
I bought one copy of the book for my bookshelf and had 124 Fifth graders fighting to check it out, so I decided to buy the Audible version and we listened to it while we did our work (and yes, they still were fighting to check out the book to my surprise!)
And of course, Clements story is wonderful.
This ended up being one of my best teaching tips for keeping a large class of rowdy kids quiet for a good length of time :-)
The family listened to this on a long drive. It was a wonderful story, well written, well narrated, and a total delight. Even the skeptical teens couldn't wait to turn it back on after stops.
This is a top choice in children's fiction.
It's a truly story.It's about a primary student's competition.It had let the children thought about something they had never thought about before.And this competition tought them a lot of things,and I agreed with them.The writer had wrote a wonderful story.And I loved it very much!
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