The first book I read was The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens. This is a story about a coach potato boy, Kevin and his couch potato dog, Cromwell that begin training for a dog agility competition after Cromwell accidentally sees a competition on TV. Are Kevin and Cromwell going to be able to train and win the dog agility competition or will their inner couch potatoes take over, you will have to read and find out! This book spoke to me because my dog and I have moments of true coach potatoness. As a warning, the book started a little slow (for me). However, I am very stubborn and very rarely do I abandon books so I persevered and boy and I glad that I did!
The second book I read this week was Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty. This book is a beginning chapter book with cute illustrations (some of them comic book-ish) and tells the story of the Rockman twins, Joules and Kevin, and how crazy things start happening after they are sent to Camp Whatsitooya. This book is a little outrageous in a silly way but still cute and I think my 3rd graders, especially the boys, will like it so it might even make it on to the class read aloud list. We'll see.
If you are looking for other great reads head on over to The Teaching Thief for another installment of Fiction Friday. Just as a warning, each week I find more and more books to my must read list. Of course in my book this is not a bad problem to have :) Happy reading!!!