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Aug 20 2020

Funny Kid: Peeking Duck by Matt Stanton

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Funny Kid Book 7. HarperCollins/ABC Books, 2020. ISBN: 9780733340598. pbk., 256 pp.
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Great for reluctant readers. Funny Kid is the mega-bestselling series from author/illustrator Matt Stanton that's got everyone laughing especially me.
Peeking Duck is the seventh book in the series and I had to fight kids in my class to read it. As soon as they saw that I was reading the newest book they couldn't wait till I finished so they could read it. They were begging me to pass it over.
Max is the funny kid, he isn't the fastest, tallest, best looking or smartest kid around. Plus, his best friend the duck follows him around. In Peking Duck, Max is being questioned about how brave he is by his friends. He is put to the test to see if he or Abby is braver. And so the competition begins.
We read funny situations Max gets into with the brave competition and of course a family road trip from hell is involved. Oh yeah . . . Duck goes missing too.
I loved reading Peking Duck and can't wait to read other books in the series.
This is a great series for reluctant readers or anyone that likes a breezing read. I would highly recommend it on any classroom or library shelf. I'm loving the new books coming out by authors at the moment that kids are loving like Funny Kid, Bad Guys, Hot Dog etc, all easy reads for reluctant readers with great pictures.
Maria Komninos

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