Aug 012019

Hindley and Bates make for a winning partnership in “Do Like a Duck Does”!  This is one mama you don’t want to mess with…..

Another mama you don’t mess with is mine.  When she told me to read this book, she didn’t have to twist my arm too hard as I have read and loved other books by Kate DiCamillo including her Mercy Watson series and Raymie Nightingale.  It lived up to its billing!  Great characters, good plot and writing and a wonderful dog. Who could ask for more?

 (technically 3.5)

I had to read this book before school started again as it has been recommended to me by so many reluctant readers.  Simple and direct writing make this adventure story accessible and the character has grit, determination, and common sense to spare.  I did get a little tired of “the secret” which the author never developed but kept dropping into the middle of whatever life and death situation was occurring.

Marisa de los Santos is usually a sure bet but this book fell a little flat. The characters didn’t feel believable and the story faltered a bit…

Because no Summer is complete without a gigantic goal, this is my buddy read…..have mercy about covers it.