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Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review 6: Ghost Buddy Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

I just read a book called Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero (I just call it Ghost Buddy) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. I loved it.

Its about a boy named Billy Broccoli and a ghost named Hoover Porthouse. Billy and his family move into a really old house and it has a ghost in it, a ghost of a boy who died there 99 years ago. At first, Hoover scared Billy, but they became friends after a while. Billy didn’t want his own ghost, but he realized that his ghost could help him with some bullies who bothered him at school.

Billy and Hoover played some tricks on a bully named Rod Broadstone. They made it seem like Billy was much stronger than he was, so that Rod wouldn’t think he was a weakling to pick on.

It was a good story about bullying and why you should never do it. It can hurt peoples’ feelings and their bodies. But it was also a really funny book. It made me  laugh.

There are more Ghost Buddy books and I want to read them all.

My mom says that when she was little, Henry Winkler was a really cool and famous guy. She sent him a tweet about how much I loved this book, and she was really excited that he tweeted her back!



You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s blog.


Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #5: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown is a boy who’s real name is Leroy, but everyone calls him Encyclopedia because he knows everything about everything.  He is so smart that he solves mysteries, just like a detective.  His dad is the Chief of Police in their town, and Encyclopedia sometimes helps out on cases.

Some of the cases that he solves are: The case of the happy nephew, the case of the knife in the watermelon, and the case of the diamond necklace.

My favorite was the case of the knife in the watermelon.  Encyclopedia’s friend Corky stuck a knife into someone else’s watermelon, but swore that he didn’t do it.  Encyclopedia felt really bad that he had to prove that his friend did it.

There are lots of these books about Encyclopedia and his friends.  I hope I can read another.

You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s blog.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #4: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is about a boy and a tree who are best friends.  When the boy was little, he would play up in the tree, eat the tree’s apples, and swing on its branches.  He loved the tree.

Then the boy grew up he didn’t want to play with the tree anymore.  He wanted to take the apples and sell them for money.  The tree gave the boy all of his apples.

When the boy was a man, he wanted a house.  The tree gave him all of its branches to build a house.

When the man was older, he wanted a boat.  He cut down the tree all the way to a stump.

Then, when the man was really old, all he wanted was a place to sit down. He sat on the stump to rest.  And the boy and his tree were together again.

This was kind of a sad story, but sort of happy at the end.  I liked it alot.  I loved it.

You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s blog.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #3: Muncha Muncha Muncha by Candace Fleming

Muncha Muncha Muncha tells the story of Mr. McGreely, who wants to plant a garden in the spring.  He plants lettuce, carrots, peas, and tomatoes.  Everything starts to grow.  One night, three bunnies show up and eat the vegetables, and Mr. McGreely is angry.

He builds a wire fence around his garden, but the bunnies jump over it and eat his vegetables.

He builds a wooden wall around the wire fence, but the bunnies dig under it and eat his vegetables.

He digs a wet trench all around the wooden wall, but the bunnies swim across it and eat his vegetables.

He builds a huge, enormous stone building with a lock around the trench.  He is furious.

The next night, the bunnies can’t in and eat the vegetables.  Mr. McGreely is happy.

But the bunnies sneak into his garden basket and when Mr. McGreely pick his vegetables, the bunnies jump out of the basket and eats the veggies.  Mr. McGreelly finally gives up and decides to eat vegetables with them.

You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s blog.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #2: Flat Stanley, Flat Again by Jeff Brown

In this book, Stanley becomes flat when his bulletin board falls on him at night AGAIN.

He goes back to the doctor, who tells him there has been flat people throughout history.  He and his dad go sailing, and Stanley has to be the sail when the real sail rips.

Other kids think it is exciting to be flat, but Stanley just wants to be round and regular.

Stanley hears about a girl named Emma on the news — she got stuck under a building when it collapsed.  She is in Stanley’s class at school.  Stanley goes to the building and slips underneath the building to help save her.  Even though she is kind of mean to him, he helps her get out, and he is a hero.

When they are getting their picture taken, she elbows him in the ribs and BAM! He gets round again.

I hope that bulletin board doesn’t fall on him again!

 You can read more of Joemyjoe’s (and big sister Bunnybean) reviews on his mom’s blog.

Joemyjoe’s #CBR4 Review #1: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley is the story of a boy named Stanley, who is flat.  He used to be a regular boy, but one night a bulletin board fell on top of him, and it flattened him!

He went to see a doctor, who told Stanley he had never seen such a thing!

Stanley could slide under a closed door, fit inside an envelope, and fly like a kite. He helps the museum solve a mystery, when a painting is stolen.  He has lots of flat adventures.

His brother Arthur has an idea.  He blows air into Stanley from a bicycle pump, and then Stanley is round again!

Joemyjoe is a new member of the Junior Cannonball team.  He is Bunnybean’s 5 year-old brother, and he wanted in on the action, too.  I’m sure you’ll be seeing many more Flat Stanley reviews from him. You can read more of Joemyjoe’s reviews on his mom’s (and Bunnybean’s) blog.

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