Roscoe Riley Rules, 2: Never Swipe A Bully's Bear

Summary:

Roscoe is right were we left him: in Time out. Against his older brother's advice, Roscoe decided to take Hamilton, his stuffed pig, to school. But then he was pig-napped. Roscoe is convinced Wyatt, the class bully did it. But how can he be sure?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Timeless humor, the truth about lovies (adults have them, too), and a couple of first graders make this fun to read anytime.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter laughed her way through this one, just as she did the first Roscoe Riley book. As a rising first grader with a love of stuffed animals, this one particularly struck home for her.

Parent Reaction

The story is so funny and moves so fast, it is hard to read just one chapter at a time. The author has pegged the age groups and their senses of humor. There aren't quite enough illustrations share in reading, but if Roscoe keeps breaking rules, I'm sure we'll catch up.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated chapter book series for elementary students.
Educational Themes:

This is largely a story meant to be read for fun. There are a couple of jokes kids will love (and parents remember trying out on siblings). That said, the author offers a strong message about classroom behavior, respecting choices, stealing, and owning up to your mistakes.

Reading Level:
3.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 12
Age of child:
Shared with girl nearly 7 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is fun to read with first graders, and you'll likely read it at least one more time before they can read it themselves!

Title Never Swipe a Bully's Bear
About

Roscoe Riley Rules, Book 2

Author Katherine Applegate
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Brian Biggs
ISBN 9780061148835
Material Hard Cover
Cost $3.99
Genres Adventure, Humor, Easy Reader Series, School
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