Mudd Saves The Earth

Summary:

Mudd and his friends Art and Pie are learning about the dangers to our planet’s environment. They want to help reduce that danger and restore healthy habitats all over the globe. The team came up with some zany and innovative solutions for restoring natural habitat. This is the story of their quest.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

In addition to learning about the environment and habitat, readers will have great fun relating to the characters and some of the wacky solutions they try.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.
Student reviewer: Some of Mudd's ideas were not made clear and I did not understand what he was trying to do until afterward.


Little Kid Reaction

I liked this book because I thought it was a great way to get kids to think about the environment. I also liked when there was a tougher word in the content and a definition was given. I picked this book because I thought it would be a funny book. On the cover were some pictures of Mudd's ideas and they sounded pretty funny. As I was reading, I found it a pretty funny book; the characters were rather crazy.

Parent Reaction

The author explores the challenges of environmental issues with humor, sensitivity, seriousness, and an extraordinary understanding of the thought processes of adolescents.

Type of Book:
This is a collection of short stories couched in a theme of ways kids can save the earth.
Educational Themes:

If a visitor entered a classroom where this book was being read and discussed, he/she would hear much laughter and heavy doses of adolescent “gross out” dialect. The author knows her audience and how to keep them focused. The messages will not be lost.

Reading Level:
5.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Reviewed by a student at North Junior High School, St. Cloud, MN, as part of the Use Your ABCs program.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a fun for home reading, and very valuable for the classroom. The lessons are offered in a fun, humorous story ... with events and ideas the kids will remember for a long time.
Student reviewer: Borrow. This is a book that would be really g

Title Mudd Saves the Earth
Author Linda Salisbury
Publisher Tabby House © 2008
Illustrators Joe Kohn
ISBN 9781881539476
Material Hard Cover
Cost $8.95
Genres Humor, Short Stories, Ecology | Environment
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