Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"Dodger For President" by Jordan Sonnenblick is about a
fifth grade boy and his British friend who run for class
president and vice president. Propelled by their magical
blue monkey, the children go up against the school's most
popular boy and the scariest boy. A true tale of
underdogs, the story shines light on the power of hard
work and believing in oneself. Many magical potions and
whimsical events are chronicled, mostly revolving around
the blue monkey.
This book is second in a series.
Although some details are confusing at first, the author
clears them up. Readers learn that the monkey came from a
magic lamp, and he is always around the main character
since he wished for the monkey to be his best friend
forever. The humor in the book can be a bit crude at
times, but it is in no way inappropriate for youngsters.
Silly to the utmost degree, this book is great for kids
who want to read a story that won't put them to
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Staten Island, NY USA