The 39 Clues – Book 2: One False Note
- Gordon Korman (Children’s Fiction)
Again, a strong story with continuous action that will appeal to young male readers in particular. In my review of the first book, I said I was really rooting for this series to succeed, and after reading book 2, I reaffirm my statement! I won’t say much, since you’ll need to start with book 1 (Maze of Bones) but it’s a quick, enjoyable read that’s fun for children and adults alike. I think the idea of having different authors for each book is also an excellent concept, and I didn’t find there to be any continuity or tone issues between these first two books.
Rating: 3.5 coffees out of 5
Why Don’t Cats Like to Swim?: an Imponderables Book – David Feldman (Humor/Reference)
This was a fun read to pick up and go through in segments. It’s basically one of those ‘random question and answer’ books, and I have to admit, I learned a few new facts that I don’t think I’ll ever forget: for example, ever wonder why you can’t buy shelled ‘cashew nuts’, though you can buy all other nuts still in their shell? It’s because… *drum roll please*… cashews aren’t nuts, they’re seeds! Mmm-hmm, it’s true! And if you want to know more, read this book (or you could Google it, but which one is more fun?).
I’ll be the first one to say, it makes great bathroom reading. *heehee*
Rating: 2.5 coffees out of 5