Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Look: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

Reviewed by: Mary Bauer
From the opening chapter of The Gollywhopper Games, I was reminded of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The author acknowledges this inspiration.  Twelve-year-old Gil Goodson enters a contest in the company that has fired his father.  Gil wants to win enough money that his family can move away and make a fresh start. The competition is videotaped and broadcast like a reality show.  What I found most appealing was that the reader can play along and solve the puzzles along with Gil and his competitors.
This book is appropriate for grades 3-6.

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