Top positive review
excellent chapter book
on February 27, 2007
Betsy Duffey writes many great books, and this installment of her series about Cody Michaels is no exception. Cody is a third grader who panics when his teacher announces a talent show. Everyone else seems to have a skill -- but not him! He asks his friends and his family for help, and has a few comicly disastrous failures, until Cody realizes that he can do something very well!
There is a parallel story concerning a class project, which details a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon just as Cody discovers his talent. Well written and a hit with beginning readers or those ready for chapter books, the story also features nice friendships between male and female characters. Terrific on many levels.