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Belly Flop!: Book 3 (Mal and Chad) Paperback – December 6, 2012
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It is hard not to relate to Mal even as as adult as Stephen brings us through a journey so many of us have experienced in school. The tales of bullies, first loves, homework, and being grounded for misbehavior. Mal has a great imagination that is not limited by his superior intelligence. He builds all types of inventions to try to solve the problems he faces, but rarely does everything go the way he wants, especially when it comes to love. Chad is the perfect sidekick as the voice of reason and faithful companion to Mal.
I enjoyed thoroughly reading this novel with my middle school students grades 5-6. They loved the humor and could not wait to hear what Mal would do next. I work with students who struggle with reading, but this novel was one that has inspired them to pick up books more often, especially graphic novels.
I would recommend this book to any late elementary or middle school reader. It is perfect for reluctant readers as it engages and entertains without being overwhelming.
I can't wait to see what Stephen comes up with next! He has built a fan club at a small rural middle school in Minnesota for sure!
Also, I wish there wasn't as much "school drama" in there -- Mal's obsession with a girl that doesn't think he's cool enough, and unkind school kids.
Still we have read all in the series and enjoyed them all.
_ Thank you for writing such great books
Love Devon Michaelson.
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Best book ever! Mal and chad are the best. I read 1,2,and 3. I am Mal and Chad's biggest fan.Published 8 months ago by Nicole Dawes
My 8 year old son loved this book. He read it in one sitting. He has read all of the other Mal and Chad books.Published 19 months ago by Colleen
While the cover of this book is brightly colored, I was a bit disappointed when I opened it and found it was black and white. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Just got this book and can't keep it in my hands long enough to read it myself. My students are constantly borrowing and give it five stars!Published on January 22, 2013 by A reading teacher