Friday, August 27, 2010

Gina's Review: Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat


As I expected, this week of Teacher Inservice was exhausting, and I haven’t even started teaching yet! Luckily, my wonderful daughter is covering for me today with her review of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat.

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Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat

Emmy Addison wants nothing more than to be normal. No one in her class even knows her name or remembers that she’s there. The only one that knows she’s there is the rat. The rat is in a cage next to Emmy’s desk. She could understand what it was saying ever since it bit her on the first day of school.

Not even her own parents cared about her. They went on trips to visit some rich people almost every day since they hired the nanny Miss Barmy. So Miss Barmy takes care of her most of the time and makes her life miserable. When a boy named Joe notices her putting a note in the rat’s cage, he causes trouble. Later the rat bites Joe twice and he shrinks down to four inches tall. Emmy has to save Joe, figure out the powers of the rat, and find out Miss Barmy’s secret.

Anyone who likes a very interesting fantasy story would like this and should read this book. My favorite part of it was when Joe saw Emmy put the note in the rat’s cage and he made fun of her. You should also read Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls which is the next book and continues the adventures of Emmy and the rat.


Thank you, Gina! I’ll talk to your teacher about getting you some extra credit for these reviews. I have an “in” with him! (He was my mentee two years ago.)

6 comments:

  1. Great job, Gina. Welcome back to school, Dianne.

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  2. great review! Maybe I'll pick it up for my niece who loves to read. Thank you!

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  3. Sounds like a great book to me. I might have to get it for one of my nieces--it sounds like just the sort of thing she would love. Thanks for telling us about it, Gina. :)

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  4. Wow, Gina! You did a great job! You could start your own blog!

    Dianne--Have a great year! I remember how much fun (and work) the beginning of they year is. :)

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  5. Gina: Book Blogger FTW!

    Dianne, I have already told my creative writing students that *sometime* (when I can track down my media specialist and tech lady and figure the logistics out) this year we are going to have YOU skype chat with our classes about your book and writing... well, they are MEGA excited to say the least! I get paid on Wed and your book is the first thing I am buying!

    Also, I wanted to give you this BLOG AWARD! You can find it at the top post of my blog http://thenewbienovelist.blogspot.com/. Just because you are awesome! Hope you had a good first week back. As soon as I get some things straightened out, I will email you "properly" to discuss details and timelines and such!

    Thanks,
    amanda burford

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  6. hi gina! wow a rat with powers! how cool is that! and now you got me wondering whats that miss barmys secret. this sounds like a really neat book. i like how you talked about it. i hope you do another one real soon.
    ...smiles from lenny

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