The first title in this new series for independent readers introduces good-hearted, mishap-prone first-grader Roscoe. In short chapters filled with simple, snappy sentences, Roscoe tells his own story. He’s excited about his class’ bee-song performance for the school open house. But the students’ bobbing antennas keep slipping, and kids won’t stay seated. Aiming to help, he tries Super-Mega-Gonzo Glue, a too-successful solution that attaches antennas to chairs and brings chaos, remorse, and new appreciation for glue’s cautions. Roscoe is an appealing, lively kid whose story is both entertaining and thought provoking (adults may want to review with kids the meaning and repercussions of permanent glue), and Biggs’ expressive pencil drawings add to the humor. A list of Way Cool Things that Somebody Should Invent closes. The second title in the series, Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully’s Bear, is scheduled for simultaneous release. Grades K-3. --Shelle Rosenfeld --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Praise for the ROSCOE RILEY series:“Applegate perfectly captures the voice of kids in this fast-paced, funny title. Children will love the short chapters, kid ingenuity, and comical illustrations.” (School Library Journal)
“Applegate’s writing is strong and lively, and the short sentences, funny situations, and frequent appearance of pictures will make this series an easy sell to novice readers.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Roscoe is an appealing, lively kid whose story is both entertaining and thought-provoking, and Biggs’expressive pencil drawings add to the humor” (ALA Booklist) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Excellent series for elementary kids. My 8 year old son loves this series and it keeps him entertained while teaching life lessons in an indistinct manner. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jennifer Sneen
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I sent the book to My Grand Daughter's Step Son, My 'Great Grand Son' and He ate it up ! He read half of the book last night.
He is nine years old. He loved it. Read more
pretty funny and 7-year old grandson able to read fairly well.Published 2 months ago by Martha Perry