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Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One - Pain & the Great One, Bk 3 Author:Judy Blume The Pain and the Great One hardly agree on anything. But deep down, they know they can count on each other, especially at school, where it often takes two to figure things out. Like when that first baby tooth falls out on the school bus. Or when an unwanted visitor on Bring Your Pet to School Day needs to be caught. Or worst of all, when a scary... more » bully says you’re burnt toast. On days like these it can feel good not to go it alone. (And don’t forget Fluzzy the cat, who knows a thing or two himself.)« less
Kelly A. reviewed Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One, Bk 3) on
My eight year old son who hates to read, absolutely loved this book. He was laughing out loud while he was reading it. Even his five year old brother wanted to listen in and he laughed many times too. These are great short stories which were easy to finish one before bed time. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewed by Julie M. Prince for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com
Jake, also known as The Pain to his big sister, has plenty to deal with at school. From the bully who steals his magnifying glass to the disastrous Bring Your Pet to School Day, navigating the first grade is no simple matter. Luckily his big sister, Abigail The Great One, has been through it all before. When she's not too busy being great, she lends a helping hand, and in the process, she finds that even third graders need a little help now and then.
Judy Blume has the absolute greatest knack for illustrating real problems kids face every day -- the ones most adults blow off or overlook. Blume dissects and magnifies kid issues, bringing to light exactly why The Great One wants to change her name and why The Pain is so distraught about the loss of his toy elephant. No problem is too small to be important to the main characters.
Take real kid voices and real kid problems, add in Blume's classic humor and anecdotes, and you have a formula for success. What a fun companion to SOUPY SATURDAYS WITH THE PAIN & THE GREAT ONE.
With seven brand-new stories, this book has excellent read-aloud or read-alone appeal!