PIPPI LONGSTOCKING is about the life of a girl named Pippi Longstocking. She lives with Mr. Nilsson, who is her monkey, and a horse who is not named. She dresses differently than other kids in her neighborhood, but that doesn’t bother her a bit. Her parents are dead as far as we know but she always says that her dad is The King of the South Seas. The author doesn’t say what happened to her mom. Pippi goes on lots of adventures with her neighbors, Tommy and Anika. They like to have tea parties.
I really like this book because it is silly. Most of the stuff in there couldn’t happen in real life. A kid couldn’t really live on her own. It’s crazy! Another reason I like this book is because it is really funny. It makes you laugh and smile every time you read it. I recommend this book to other people who like silly books.
Now, it is Brecken’s turn to do her book review on Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
This book is about Mr. Popper, a painter, who loves penguins. An Admiral sends Mr. Popper a penguin one day for a pet. Then, the penguin, Captain Cook, gets lonely so the Admiral sends him another one, Greta, and soon there are 12 penguins living with Mr. Popper and his family.
Well, I was little disappointed about this book, especially because it was everywhere when we were researching books to read this summer and the cover looks really fun. But I didn’t think it was really fun or funny. First, I thought it started off really slow and there weren’t very good descriptions of the characters. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t get into it. The story has a cute idea but it wasn’t enough for me to like it. Another problem I had with it, is that Mr. Popper was so obsessed with the penguins that he barely paid attention to his family. It kinda made me mad and sad. I am sure someone else or you might enjoy it, it just wasn’t the type of book I like but I’m glad I read because now I know.
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