I don't review books I don't like!
*****= An all-time favorite
**The Day the Fifth Grade Disappeared
by Terri Fields
An Apple Paperback, 1992. 91 pages.
My third grader got this book as part of a RIF donation at his school. I saw it on the breakfast table and picked it up and was intrigued. Why did the fifth grade disappear? It made a nice quick read over a leisurely breakfast.
This isn’t one of those children’s books that are so good that I urge even adults to read them. Still, it was a fun story, albeit a light and fluffy one. The plot was coincidence-laden and there were no subplots or profound ideas. I’d recommend it to about third through fifth graders. It’s not difficult reading, and the mystery will keep them going.