Well I think it was a really good book, because it was really funny and interesting at the same time. It was good to read because it kept me wanting to read it to the very end so that I could find out what happens.
Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: confident, outgoing, brilliant Sheila the Great...Or Secret Sheila, who's afraid of spiders, the dark, swimming, and most of all dogs. When her family decides to spend the summer in the country, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect her to take swimming lessons! Sheila triest to pretend she's an expert at everything. But she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis- who happens to be an outstanding swimmer and a dog lover...
Wonderful book about Peter Hatcher's "frenemy", Sheila Tubman. One of the greatest things about Judy Blume's books is that her characters are timeless and relatable to children. When I was a kid, I was devouring her books, and now my nine year old is doing the same thing. This is one of his favorites.
Sheila Tubman is not quite sure who she is. Sometimes she feels like confident, brilliant Sheila the Great and other times she's secret Sheila, who's afraid of spiders, the dark, swimming, and most of all, dogs. When her family decides to leave the city for a summer in the country, Sheila will have to suffer everything from long-eared dogs to swimming lessons to creepy spiders. That's enough to drive any city girl nuts! If she can survive the summer at all, Sheila may be forced to admit that she's no supergirl.
I requested this book/ series for my 1st Grader son (7& a half years old) bc I remembered it being one of the first books I read when I was his age which I really enjoyed. So much in fact that it helped me to fall in love with the world of books and reading. I was very pleased and impressed to see him pick it up, read a chapter (one of his daily duties/chores is to read 1 chapter a day), and then read another chapter, voluntarily, and another and another. Mission accomplished, and I am giving myself a proverbial pat on the back! :)