Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Book Review: 'April Fool! Watch Out at School!' by Diane deGroat

✰✰✰✰½ Gilbert has plenty of pranks planned for April Fools’ Day. Unfortunately Gilbert is the one falling for everyone else’s tricks. Even his mother manages to play a joke on him, but the worst tricks come from Lewis the bully. Gilbert has just one trick left. Will it be enough to save the worst April Fools’ Day ever? Read the story to see who gets the last laugh. 

The Bottom Line: This charming and clever book in the series is for anyone who has ever been tricked on April Fools’ Day. Gilbert is a sweet character and a good sport who proves that good guys don’t always finish last. Diane deGroat’s colorful illustrations will make you look twice for the April Fools’ Day surprises they contain. (Answers are included.) Highly recommended for kids in grades K – 2. Great for story time too. 

Details: April Fool! Watch Out at School! (Gilbert and Friends) written & illustrated by Diane deGroat. Hardcover picture book published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2009. 32 p. ISBN: 978-0-06-143043-5   

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