Bunnicula meets Edgar Allen Crow by James Howe

I just finished reading the book Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe. This book made me feel that animals had great imagination and think in funny ways. My connection to this book is that you can't over-estimate someone like Chester( the cat) did to M.T. Graves( aka Miles Tanner). I over-estimated my 5-year-old cousin, I thought he was going to be bratty and distubing little boy but turned out he was fun and we were like each other so we had fun together. But he can get annoying, sometimes. This help me read because it help me geuss what will come up next. This was a just right for me because I got in depth in the book.

The two characters I want to pick are Chester and Harold because one, Harold is the one writing the book so Harold is the first person. And Chester because he's the one making things difficult. I'm start with Harold (because of you Mr. Daw), Harold is a regular old dog that's lazy and food loving pet that's humorous ways that seem like animal humor. Harold is the dog that changes words into something about food. But the only problem about Harold is that Chester messes with his brain. Chester is a cat that is to smart for its kind. He reads and makes graphs, occasionally visits the encyclopedia to explain words to Harold that he doesn't know the meaning of. Chester is the animal that sees the dark side of people before the bright side. But deep inside Chester is a warm-hearted animal that loves the animals around him that's like family to him.

The story ended by Miles marrying Ms. Pickles and moving in next to the Monroes. The change I would've made was Miles being a writing teacher to work near Ms. Pickles.This would help because then Pete and Tobe won't only see Miles in the morning but at school as well. I think the theme of the story is anyone could have night mares that disturbs them and authors can make things up to give the readers an idea of the writing.

Sign of the Beaver

Matt, a young boy from Maine has to take care of his father's cabin, field of crops, gun and property. While his father is gone to get the rest of his family,(wife, daughter and new born baby)Matt has to take care of the cabin. One day while Matt saw a figure coming towards him, at first he thought it was an Indian but as the shadow came closer the figure tuned out to be a white man. This man was named Ben, Matt didn't want to be impolite so he invited him in for supper and let him stay over night. It turns out that Ben left early with his fathers rifle which was meant for hunting and Ben never came back. So Matt just does his daily work but has to eat fish because he had no rifle to hunt animals. By getting to anxious he went to a bee tree and disturbed them and stung him many times.

The Whipping Boy Summary

What? Prince Brat wants to run away from his castle and father with Jemmy, his whipping boy. Man, is Jemmy going to have a hard time. Prince Brat, an irresponsible boy that doesn't pay attention to learning and to be polite. Jemmy is a son of a rat catcher and when his father died guards found him on the streets and made Jemmy into Prince Horace's( aka Prince Brat) whipping boy. Prince Brat and Jemmy go on a adventure where they become friends and begin to know more about each other. Jemmy tries to get the prince back to the castle and get away from the cutthroats: Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cuttwater. Prince Brat relieves Jemmy's plans 3 times and Jemmy is sick about it. But then the Jemmy figures out the reason why Prince Brat wanted to leave the castle in the first place. Jemmy had a secret admirer which was Prince Brat, he thought Jemmy was tough about refusing to moan and bawl when being whipped. Prince Brat really liked being a street kid because it was exciting. But the whole time Prince Brat didn't know that his father wanted the same thing he wanted but then he was the King.

Jake Drake Class Clown by Andrew Clements

The book I finished is Jake Drake Class Clown by Andrew Clements. This book reminded me about myself now except in the book Jake is in second grade not fifth grade. I really connected to this book because I usually make jokes in class and I like it when people laugh because of me. It makes me feel that I'm really funny and it gives me a good feeling when people laugh. This really helps me with reading because if I have a strong connection it makes me understand the story better.

I think Jake and Ms.Bruce are probably the most important in the book because they change the most and get mentioned the most. I think Jake changed the most because he was just a regular kid and all of a sudden thinks the only way he would see Ms.Bruce smile was to be Jake Drake class clown. The first joke he made was there was a spelling bee in the class. He was suppose to say: mouse, m-o-u-s-e, mouse. But he did mouse, m-i-c-k-e-y, mouse in the high squeaky voice of Mickey Mouse. This made Ms.Bruce furious or did it? Behind the sitting chart was a smile! It turns out that Ms. Bruce is a really nice person but her teacher said, "Don't smile until Christmas" Because if she smiles and the class knows it then the class goes wild. And that's what happened. Ms.Bruce changed by being a very strict teacher without a smile to a teenage girl that likes to smtile and thinks Jake's a cutie.

The problem was resolved by Ms.Bruce, Mrs.Brattle and Jake talking. They just had a talk and everything went back to normal. The thing I would've changed is that Ms.Bruce would be able to smile without everyone going wild and Jake can still be Jake Drake Class Clown.

Book Bytes October 2009

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Slawter by Darren Shan

I finished reading the book Slawter by Darren Shan on October 6th 2009. I think this was a Just Right book because I didn't know a few words and I was interested in the book. It was scary and disturbing/disgusting but it was very descriptive so I could picture it like a movie. I wish it was a made into movie. When I can picture it in my head then it's really hard to put down. This made me feel like I could describe anything with great detail.

The three main characters I want to choose are Lord Loss, Dervish and Grubbs. Lord Loss barely changes because he's always cruel and sneaky. He still enjoys torturing people and their souls. But Lord Loss has changed a little because he doesn't enjoy his kills and torments as much. He's more furious than chuckley now. Dervish has changed since the first book, Lord Loss. Because he starts to have nightmares about demons(which isn't normal becauese he has been fighting demons since he was 20 years old)and going pysco. Dervish has a sense of humor but kind of the nasty/freaky sense of humor. I geuss Dervish was mezmorized so he wasn't thinking right when he let Davida Haym bring in a real life demon into the set. Grubbs, well I would HATE to be him. He witnessed his family being slaughtered and body parts around his bedroom floor. But it is pretty cool to have magical powers. He must be so scared to live in the same house as Dervish because Dervish might come into his room and harm him in his sleep. And maybe annoyed because dervish might not listen because he knows that Dervish has seen alot more in the demon worlds that him. but still he has seen alot more than he should already.

Well the problem wasn't really resolved because Lord Loss is still alive and many people died but Dervish, Grubbs and a handful of survivors survived. I would change that to; Beranabus, Shark, Sharmila and Kernel would come out of a window and help Dervish and Grubbs defeat all the demons. They would just slauter all the demons. Because the it would be the end of the demons because Lord Loss is dead and he's the demon lord. I think the message to the stories: Lord Loss and Demon Thief is about sticking with family and old friends that fight along side you.