Patricia Reilly Giff
Pub 10-2012, Wendy Lamb Books
Patricia Reilly Giff’s book Sky High is about Charlie, who really likes inventing things. I think he’s very smart, and he’s also very funny. He does this very funny thing. There is this piece of food that he splashes in the soup and goes all over the apron of the cafeteria lady, and his punishment is to help the lady for an entire week. What Charlie really wants to invent is something that goes sky high.
The first thing he invents is called a Zinger-Winger, but it crashes. He was also going to invent a thing that can water plants very fast. He would call it the Sink-to-Drink. And he also makes another Zinger-Winger that can go in the hall where it won’t crash. He also does nice things: when he smashes a potato because he steps in the garden, he invents some stick with a string with bells on it so that if you were to step in the garden it would ring and everyone would know.
The thing I like about this book is that it gave me ideas about things to invent when I grow up and become an inventor. There are a lot of really good ideas in this book. I recommend this book for people who like inventing stuff. It doesn’t matter if you’re scared of things, because it doesn’t have scary stuff at all, so you can read it. There’s just one thing that is kind of creepy, how they make Mr. Redfern look on page 27.
It’s only 68 pages long, so if you like short books and you don’t like taking like a year to read a book, you should pick this book. I wonder if Charlie is going to invent more things, like something that can transform dragons with a box where you put the dragon inside and with an arrow that you turn you get something else than a dragon after saying some words or something. You have to use your imagination when you invent something!
- Manu B., 6