Monday, September 9, 2013

MMGM - Melonhead


I am posting about Melonhead this  week on MMGM.



By Katy Kelly
illustrated by: Gillian Johnson
Delecorte Press
2009

Last week I posted about Lucy Rose which is also written by Katy Kelly.

You might say this is a spinoff of the Lucy Rose books. I like Melonhead and there were a few laugh out loud passages in the book. He is 10 years old and always having one adventure after another. It starts out with Melonhead (Adam Melon) getting his foot stuck in a hole in a tree and getting his  rescue shown on the Channel 5 News.   Another adventure has his mouse, which is to be a meal for his pet snake, escape inside his house and then the snake escapes. Now he has two animals, that his mom  doesn't  know about, to find before they find her.

He loves to invent and Melonhead and his friend Sam enter the school's invention fair. After many ideas that didn't work out, will their Rescuer invention win? Read to the end to find out.

Melonhead comes in at 29,469 words.

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12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great MG for the younger crowd! My son would've loved this book when he was 8-10 years old.

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    1. Hi Barbara, yes, I think boys would love it.

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  2. Melonhead sounds like an awesome MG book. I want to check this out of the library. Sounds like a lot of fun and adventure. Thanks for posting this review.

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    1. Hi Branda, thanks for your comment. It was a fun book.

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  3. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. Hi Natalie, thanks for coming over and commenting.

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  4. This sounds like something my boys would like. :)

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  5. Looking forward to checking this book out for boy readers--thanks for the review!

    Natalie @Biblio Links

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