Tuesday, October 4, 2011

booktalk tuesday

Since I have returned from France, we now return to our regularly scheduled posts...welcome back BookTalk Tuesdays!

How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell

IndieBound Description:Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt.

My Thoughts: I remember my third (or was it fourth?) grade teacher reading this aloud to us in school and the whole class loved it! This book always kind of feels like autumn to me. Great book.


pd said...

I picked up Linnae at the library yesterday and OMG how cute is that book. I can't believe you were there, right on the bridge and the green bench. Pocket Pacy heaven. The book is precious and full of so much. How amazing you brought it to life with your Sasquatch. He is amazing, PEI and Monet's garden! Lucky girl :) Thanks for sharing your trip. Patty

Raquel.Somatra said...

I remember picking that up at the library when I was little and being so grossed out! I couldn't get through the first couple chapters!

mrs panda111 said...

that book was sooo good

Grace Lin said...

Patty--So glad you found Linnea! I love that book, and it really brought Monet's Garden to life for me. So glad you enjoyed reading about the trip.

Raquel & Mrs. Panda--the book is really good! though, i can see being grossed out by it.