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Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Zigzag Zoom by Patricia Reilly Giff

Zigzag Zoom by Patricia Reilly Giff. The Final Book in the Zigzag Series.

Zigzag Zoom by Patricia Reilly Giff

Wendy Lamb Books
Publication Date: April 2013
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9780385742757

Review: Funny, adventurous, and athletic are just three words to describe an outstanding book - Zigzag Zoom by Patricia Reilly Giff, illustrated by Alasdair Bright. Zigzag Zoom is part of the Zigzag Kids series. As you are reading along, you will witness Gina attempt to get out of a running race.

Gina goes to Zigzag Afternoon Center, and their mascot is the Zigzag Zebras. The Zigzag Zebras are going against the Timpanzi Tigers in a running race, and everyone at Gina's afternoon center thinks she is the best! Gina knows she would be way better at singing than running, and she knows Sumiko is the best. But she doesn't know how to convince them. The Zebras are getting ready, doing whatever they can to practice: running in the field, up and down the stairs, and running down the hallway after afternoon center is over. They have to win! But how?

Zigzag Zoom has unique characters that will make readers want to keep reading! It teaches life lessons, but in an exciting way. Readers will learn that they can't be good at everything, but that they will never know if they don't try. The book is good for all audiences, but people who have a big race, or event coming up will appreciate the well-rounded ideas of this outstanding book, particularly for early chapter-book readers. For someone who is having trouble with an activity that they are doing or need ideas for raising money, they can really receive some good information from this book. Zigzag Zoom deserves 4 stars, because it is lively and action packed, which will make you want to keep reading!

Review written by Katie (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Zigzag Zoom for this review.

Have you read Zigzag Zoom? How would you rate it?

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