The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels
Growing up, I LOVED to read and checked out the maximum number of books from the library every time we visited – and I would beg to go all the time. My brother did not like to read. Now that I have three boys of my own, we have a mixture of reading interest. One child likes to enjoy reading, but he goes in spurts. Sometimes he’ll read for weeks on end, other times he’ll go weeks between chapters of one book. The second child LOVES to read, and he reads books by the dozen. The third child isn’t such a fan of reading. Occasionally we’ve found books and series that he likes – and once he finds an author he enjoys, he wants to read every book ever written by that author. This series is one he has enjoyed. He’s in 7th grade now, so it’s slightly below his level, but he has enjoyed the three previous books in this series and recommended it to his friends. In my book (pun intended), if you can draw in a kid who isn’t a fan of reading with a story, it is a huge success! As a mom, I also love books that not only entertain them, but also teach them a lesson 🙂
The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels: Volume 4, The Double-Dog Dare (Boys Town Press, Feb. 15, 2018), is the latest installment in his popular series aimed at kids in grades 1–5. This one, while very fun and entertaining, subtly teaches kids about the dangers of jealousy and materialism. (Note: All books are standalone! No need to read the first three to enjoy the fourth!)
The Double-Dog Dare follows Michael Michaels, a third grader who always gets into some sort of adventure. When a wealthy new student, Zeke, moves into the neighborhood and threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend, Kenny, Michael turns green with envy. He challenges Zeke to a series of increasingly crazy Double-Dog dares just to prove he’s still Kenny’s bestie. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael must figure out how to make things right again…if that’s even possible.
All of the books in The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels series — including the previous titles The Angry Alligator, The Borrowed Bracelet and The Creepy Campers — follow Michael as he braves a series of humorous misadventures while learning and maturing about an important topic in the lives of kids today. Penn, who has been an educator for two decades and taught every grade ages K–12, is passionate about being able to subtly teach kids these life lessons, all while giving them a fun, page-turning book to read.
More on Tony Penn at his website.
The publisher has generously offered to giveaway one copy of this book to a lucky reader and will be shipping directly to the winner.
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