Kids Book Review: Super Surprise by Patricia Reilly Griff

Super Surprise Book CoverDestiny overheard something she wasn’t supposed to. Jake the Sweeper said that Ms Katz, a favorite and most beloved teacher of the children at ZigZag School, had to go (as in, leave the school for good) because she made too much of a mess. Desperate to save Ms Katz, Destiny gathers a diverse crew of friends — all who love Ms Katz fiercely — in an effort to save her job! Working hard and thinking creatively, the children of ZigZag School, together, find a way to showcase Ms. Katz and show how important she is to the children. But — can they save her job??

Super Surprise by Patricia Reilly Griff is a fun children’s book with age-appropriate intrigue, mystery, and problem-solving. Lively dialogue and illustrations pull the young reader deeply into the story. The clarity and detail of the pictures help the kids enjoy the chance to see new friends they’ve made and clearly imagine the events at the ZigZag Afternoon Center.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books. Her novels for older readers include the Newbery Honor books Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, and Willow Run, a companion to Lily’s Crossing. Her most recent books are the novels Storyteller and Wild Girl, and the Zigzag Kids titles, Number One Kid, Big Whopper, Flying Feet, and Star Time.

ALASDAIR BRIGHT has illustrated numerous books and advertising projects. He loves drawing and is never without his sketchbook.

Title: Super Surprise
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Imprint: Wendy Lamb Books
Pub Date: August 14, 2012
ISBN: 9780385738903

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