Richard can't wait to show off his flat-ground Ollies at a friend's birthday party at the skate park, but a note home from his teacher threatens to ruin his plans. He really meant to finish his assignment on howler monkeys, but he just got . . . distracted. If only he could focus on his schoolwork, he wouldn't get into this kind of trouble! Can Richard manage to put off getting the note signed (and facing the consequences) until after the party, or will the deception make things even worse?
Nikki and Deja fans and their male peers are sure to recognize themselves and their classmates in this humorous school story.
This is book two of the Carver Chronicles. No need to wait to read book one in order to read this one. These books are meant to be read as a stand alone novels. With the author's background of being a retired elementary teacher it did help. Karen knows what kids like and how to write a book that is easy to read and understand. I am always keeping this in mind when I am on the hunt for new books for my nephews to read. I want ones that are wholesome and ones that they can read themselves. I think it is important for kids to read. All of the trouble that Richard gets into, my nephews will relate. Yet at the same time they can learn a value lesson at the same time. It does not pay to not do your homework and then try to keep it a secret from your parents. The truth will come out and the punishment will always be worse.