Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review: Trick or Tweet by Pepper Springfield

Bobs and Tweets, Book Three
by Pepper Springfield
Illustrated by Kristy Caldwell
Scholastic Inc.
Middle Grade Humor / Adventure
64 pages

Lou Tweet and Dean Bob can't wait to go trick-or-treating on Bonefish Street on Halloween. This year, they're entering the Best Halloween Block contest, which means they need to visit every house and mark down each delicious treat that they receive.

But with spooky houses, a power outtage, and another big Tweets and Bobs family feud, will Lou and Dean be able to accomplish their task and win the contest? Find out in another spooky installment of Bobs and Tweets, this time with funhouses, new friends, and lots and lots of candy!

This third book in the Bobs and Tweets series is filled with full-color illustrations and high-interest rhymes that's just right for reluctant readers. It's Dr. Seuss meets Captain Underpants wrapped into one zany Halloween adventure! So go ahead, read and laugh and trick-or-treat with the Bobs and Tweets!


Unexpected adventure awaits on every page as this fun duo head out for a spooky and special Halloween night.

Bob and Tweet finally have permission to head out trick or treating on their own. Not only are they carrying big enough bags for all the treats they hope to collect but are hoping to win a contest which is all about trick or treating in their neighborhood. The map is ready, and they're doing pretty well. Then, a huge problem strikes. The power goes out along the entire street. Bob and Tweet are sure they can handle it, but they are not alone.

This is a cute, quirky story for those kids who are ready to hit their first chapter books. The text rhymes, giving it a sense of fun and silliness. The vocabulary is just right for kids ages seven to nine, and the pacing moves along quick enough to keep readers on their toes. This is one of those books even reluctant readers won't shy away from, not only thanks to the humorous tale but also because of the bright and bold illustrations. Reading is kept fun the entire way through.

Bob and Tweet each have their own way of doing things (as do their families), but they fit together nicely and stand together as true friends should. They both are proud to be themselves and head into the world with this wonderfully, individualistic attitude. This self-assurance is even seen in their costumes. The way they handle those around them is an inspiration and touches on acceptance and reaching out to help others. But these good messages never overpower the giggles and fun.

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