Book Reviews of Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One)

Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One)
Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One - Pain & the Great One
Author: Judy Blume
ISBN-13: 9780385733069
ISBN-10: 0385733062
Publication Date: 5/13/2008
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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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!
reviewed Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One) on + 7145 more book reviews
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!
reviewed Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Pain & the Great One) 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.