August 8, 2013

AAARGH!!!

Book #2 of TJ and the Time Stumblers

AAAARGH!!!, by Bill Myers, is book #2 in the TJ and the Time Stumblers 6 book series. As in #1, The New Kid Catastrophes, these time traveling kids kept me engaged and amused. The chaos is endless, which keeps readers attention, and Bill Myers manages to sew a thread of a message throughout, without it feeling like ‘this is the moral of the story.’

The ‘lesson’ taught in this tale is the repercussions of cheating. Sometimes twisting of the truth may not seem so bad, but it catches up with you. There are always better choices, and they’re shown in amusing, yet meaningful ways.

TJ, Tuna, and Herby are fun, unforgettable characters. Although they are middle-schoolers, I feel younger kids could easily relate.



Cover: Like it
Title: Like it
Publisher: Tyndale Kids
Pages: 192
Pace: fast