From The Critics
San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
One of our four books in a School Survival series, this guide spells out how to make book reprts better for those who already like to write them or easier for those who hate them"because they are hard to do and because you don't know what to say." The authors quickly go over the need for book reports ("you're doing an importatnt job for your classmates"because there are so many books, how to choose a book (if choice is offered and using the library as a resource. When it comes to organizing and writing tips, they suggestanswering three wuestions: What is the book about? What main idea did the author want to tell the reader? Did I like or dislike it, and why? They also offer tips to make the processmore fun, like writing to the author or publisher for more information or even freebies, or writing the report in the style of a newspaper article. Students will appreciate the book'sformat: short sections and a not-too-preachy attitude.