by Cory Putman Oakes
Jabberwocky Books (Feb. 3, 2015)
Science Fiction chapter book
Sprouting a tail and spikes over the summer before fifth grade, Sawyer, a boy with the dinosaur gene, is bullied in school, but when his tormentors begin to disappear, it is up to Sawyer, his best friend Elliot, and a mysterious new girl to rescue them from a galactically horrible fate.
Why You'll Love It:
- A fast-paced narrative and mixture of science fiction and humor will appeal to reluctant readers.
- Themes of bullying and racial identity are woven into an entertaining story that never stops moving.
- If you loved Wonder and would like to read another book with similar ideas about acceptance, this is a great choice.
Who Should Read It:
Great for grades 3-6...and here's the teacher guide.
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