The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Two: Big Birthday Bash Paperback – Illustrated, May 20, 2014
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About the Author
- Lexile measure : GN250L
- Grade level : 2 - 4
- Paperback : 96 pages
- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 9781419710261
- ISBN-13 : 978-1419710261
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.38 x 7.5 inches
- Publisher : Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 20, 2014)
- ASIN : 1419710265
- Reading level : 6 - 9 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #317,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is my first Salem Hyde book, and I enjoyed it so much that I’m going to go back and get the first one. The art is adorable; it’s cartoony, expressive, and fun. Salem is a kid who happens to be able to use magic; she’s having fun with it. She makes herself big, she shrinks other people down, she just wants to have a good time. Poor Whammy is great as her put-upon companion who ends up getting into his own trouble (wait until you get to the Slurpees) as he accompanies Salem on her travels. It’s a great story for younger readers, and the graphic novel format teaches sequence and pacing.
In this book, Salem seems to have a problem controlling big and small. She also has a problem with a birthday party. Her friend Edgar is having a party, and she wants to make it special for him. Especially if it means getting him a better present than her rival Shelly. Things get riotously out of hand and Salem ends up learning about some of the true gifts of friendship and what the best gifts are.
It's cute and funny and I think kids will like it too. The cartoon style reminds me of things you might see on the Cartoon Network, which just means more eye appeal for the kids. Frank Cammuso's story and art are great and I'd like to read more about this troublemaking character.
I received a review copy of this book from ABRAMS, Amulet Books and Netgalley in excchnage for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this fun and funny book.