Monday, September 22, 2014

MMGM - Hank Zipzer The Zippity Zinger

In my countdown until Henry Winkler comes to our town.
I take timeout for another of Henry Winkler's Hank Zipzer books!

Hank Zipzer The Zippity Zinger

2003 Grosset and Dunlap
24,578 words

What does Hank do when his sock drawer is empty and it is time to go play catch with his Papa Pete?
He grabs the pair of socks from on top of the laundry basket and puts them on without looking. They turn out to be bright red girls' socks with little pink monkeys on them. And, on top of that, they are his sister's good luck socks!

Well, it seems they also bring him good luck. Bam! Bam! Bam! He throws strikes one after another. They must be lucky! But his sister needs to wear them when she competes in the school's Brain Buster Competition which takes place at the same time as the School Olympiad Softball Game.

His sister HAS to wear them, so what will happen when he pitches in the softball game? Can he pitch without his lucky socks? He doesn't think so, but they had to put him in the game in the last inning.

Will he be able to throw enough zippity zingers to win the game?

Will he win a gold medal to wear around his neck?

Well, I'll leave it up to you to read and find out what happens.

This is another funny book from the duo of Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.

Now go over to Shannon Messenger's Blog to read about other Marvelous Middle Grade Books.


  1. What fun to meet Henry Winkler. Have to say, though, that as a child of the 70s, it would take every ounce of self control I had not to say "Ayyyyyyyy". Do like the Hank Zipzer books.

  2. I love the books. I thought I would familiarize myself with them before he comes to town, and I'm glad I am.

  3. I've not read any Zipzer books myself but talking with kids who have, they are always very enthusiastic. Enjoy your time with Henry!

    1. Thanks, Greg. These books are great for kids who want a fun read.

  4. Now I really have to check these books out. Baseball and superstitions are always good fodder for kids books. Thanks for the review.

  5. Hi Rosi. I hope you do. I think kids will love them.

  6. I must check out these books. I'm sure children would enjoy reading these very much. Baseball makes a great story for kids.

    1. Hi Brenda! Thanks for checking out my post about Hank Zipzer.


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