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.)