ELLIE MCDOODLE : NEW KID IN SCHOOL by Ruth McNally Barshaw

November 12, 2008 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

ellie_mcdoodleThe entire story is encompassed in the title. Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School. Ellie is moving, albeit kicking and screaming, to a new house and a new school. She is forced to leave her comfortable home, school, and good friends – none of which makes a deep impression on the reader. The style of the book is like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but without Heffley’s humor and originality.  Each page of the book has penciled drawings that reflect Ellie’s feelings and progress in adjusting to her new surroundings. The drawings are more lively and exciting than the not very original story line.  No one will be too surprised to find that at the end of the book Ellie begins to like her new room and makes new friends.

J-Fiction, Not recommended

Lillian Hecker- Pelham

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