Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Reads: Squish: Super Amoeba by Jennifer and Matt Holm

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Squish (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375843892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375843891
Author: Jennifer  and Matt Holm

This is a story about one celled organisms living their life. Elementary school is hard for everyone but especially if you're an amoeba named Squish who has bullies to deal with and Principal Planaria. Not to mention getting along with friends and a dad who secretly listens to heavy metal. Do you think Squish can save his friends and the world from the evils in the hallway or school? Read the book to find out. :)

I have, what we could call, a reluctant reader. This, however, was the first chapter book I got him to read. Granted, it's written as a comic book but I really didn't care as long as it got this young reader to read words. He loved this book. He even picked up the sequel the next time he was at the library.

AR: Grade level 2.2
Lexile: GN230L

This would be a fun book to have in the classroom, especially for science when covering one celled organisms. Unfortunately, most 2nd graders don't learn about one celled organisms for a while but it would be a great way to introduce them to the topic. It really is mostly just for fun.

RATING: **** Four Stars

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