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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Star Time by Patricia Feilly Giff

Star Time by Patricia Feilly Giff. A Zigzag Kids Book.

Star Time by Patricia Feilly Giff

Wendy Lamb Books
Publication Date: August 2011
List Price: $12.99
ISBN-13: 9780385738880

Review: Star Time is the fourth book of the Zigzag Kids series. It teaches a couple of valuable lesson through the main character Gina, about treating people the way you want to be treated, and to never give up. Written by Patricia Reilly Giff, it is a book appropriate for younger children eight and younger. It is a nice fast read and will certainly bring a smile to your face.

When Gina finds out that there is going to be a play at the Zigzag Afternoon Center, she plans on being the star and tells everyone about it. A former famous actress is coming to the center and Gina plans on impressing her. However, things go terribly wrong and Gina misses meeting the actress and talking to her. Gina finds out that other girls want to be the star too, including Destiny Washington, who is the prettiest and most perfect girl at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. With music teacher Mr. Sarsaparilla’s assistance, Gina is able to find the perfect role in the play and everyone is happy including her.

Star Time is a quick and enjoyable read that taught me a few things. I like how it flows and it is easy to understand. I would give it five stars for the intended audience - younger children. They would love this book because they can relate to it. I especially recommend it to kids who need to learn lessons about treating people fairly and the importance of never giving up. All in all, Star Time is a wonderful, speedy read that is intended for a younger age appropriate audience. The lessons it teaches are most valuable.

I think this book should win an award because it can change the way a person thinks and acts, due to the lessons it teaches.

Review written by William (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Star Time for this review.

Have you read Star Time? How would you rate it?

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