For sure, she would much rather catch bullfrogs in the mud and play scientist than wear floofy pink gowns and play princess. So in her first adventure, named after her, Marty was horrified to discover she'd been cast as the lead in her class production of THE FROG PRINCESS. She tried to back out of it, but couldn't... so instead, she made the role her own in a most unusual way, with wild results.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
And guess what?
Marty is back!
MARTY McGUIRE DIGS WORMS!:
Marty McGuire's third-grade class has a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty's pretty sure her classmates' ideas won't stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer. All she needs is a little help from her teammate and best friend, Annie--and the worms in her grandma's garden.Marty is just as hilarious and irrepressible as ever in this latest installment. Kate Messner just seems to have an unfailing ear for kid dialogue, and Brian Floca's illustrations are a delight.
But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class starts grumbling. Can Marty save the Earth without losing her friends?
"Messner gets all the details of third grade right [and] Floca's black-and-white sketches are filled with movement and emotion...Believable and endearing characters in a realistic elementary-school setting will be just the thing for fans of Clementine and Ramona." -- Kirkus on MM
"Floca’s cheery black-and-white illustrations match the upbeat theme of the tale... Marty’s first-person commentary, sometimes just a tiny bit sarcastic, splendidly conveys the eroding innocence of middle-graders. A quick, amusing read with an easily digestible environmental message; it is a perfect match for its young intended audience." -- Kirkus on MMDW, Starred Review
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