I would like to recommend this title for the Mock Newbery list. Moxy Maxwell reminds me of Clementine in many ways, but she stands out as her own person. She is charming and funny and I can't think of any more words to describe her. You just have to read the book. The Newbery question: what about the photographs? (which are wonderful BTW Valerie Fisher is awesome)
Post by Joe Warren on Oct 22, 2007 12:45:31 GMT -5
I enjoyed tis book as well. I think the character was funnier then Clementine and fits perfectly into the category of easy readers/ fiction books which are appropriate for a number of people.
I loved Moxy Maxwell, and her character traits. To comment on the pictures, they were actually my favorite part. They added a new dimension to the characters and the book. I am not sure how well it will do compared with other books this year. But it is now a favorite of 2007.
;)Can I just say, I love books that have one page chapters and where the chapter titles are sometimes longer than the remaining text in the chapter, enabling me to read them over my 15 minute lunch breaks. Moxy is delectable, but I do think some of the humor is above the target audience. I think an adult would giggle more than a juvenile reader.
I loved the chapter titles as well. I thought this book was a lot of fun.
Being a book about a reluctant reader, I thought it would appeal to reluctant readers. Moxy is such an imaginative little girl. What kid doesn't struggle with putting fun activities before responsibilities?
The pictures? Yeah, they were a neat addition, added to the fun. But I don't think they were necessary for the telling of the story. If you have an imagination like Moxy's, they weren't needed at all.
I am a stick-in-the-mud. I think the story was too inward or too calm or too self-conscious or too ...?, especially for reluctant readers. I agree with DaNae. I would like to hear a child reader's opinion of this story, because it seemed to have too much of an adult narration and undertones.