Review: It's Halloween. I'm Turning Green

Title: It's Halloween. I'm Turning Green (My Weird School Special)
Author: Dan Gutman
Pictures by: Jim Paillot
Published: Harper
Published: July 23, 2013
Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN 978-0-06-220679-4
Genre: Middle Grade
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
In this Weird School Special, It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green!,  A.J. and the gang from the My Weird School series are ready for one of their favorite holidays!
It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure—when A.J. and his friends from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember.

My thoughts:
Halloween is probably one of the top two holidays for kids. What's not to love about getting dressed up and getting candy--lots and lots of candy.

Well the kids at Weird School are not exception. A.J. can't wait till he can stuff himself full of candy. A.J. and his friends gather to go trick-or-treating, and they're serious. With a very-calculated plan for getting the most candy. However there are some things they have to be on the lookout for. Like the Halloween Monster that terrorizes the neighborhood. But A.J. and his friends are not scared at all! However of course something weird is going to happen. What else would you expect?

This is a cute and entertaining book for middle grade readers. In fact, they'd probably enjoy the whole series. Gutman is a whiz about sneaking in interesting facts and expanding vocabulary words in the story without the kids realizing they're learning something new. This book especially fits this time of year. As a bonus, there are a bunch of extra games, quizzes, and puzzles at the end of the book. Fun to be had all around!

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