An energetic, intelligent, and thoughtful third-grader embarks on a class project to learn all about the potato chip, and along the way learns how to make a zine and deals with some conflict with her best friend.
I definitely fell in love with the titular protagonist of Just Grace and the Snack Attack. She’s just a great kid–and author Charise Mericle Harper brings her to life by filling the book with Grace’s lists, drawings, musings, and adorable humor. I loved the way it was crafted, especially the cute illustrations.
I must admit that I don’t know a lot about new books for this age, but think that Just Grace would fit right in with perennial favorites like Ramona Quimby and Ginger Pye. I have this stereotype in my mind that books for younger readers these days are all about encouring materialism or naughty behavior, but that was so not the case with this book.
Check out the rest of the bloggers on the tour:
The Hungry Readers, Our Big Earth, All About Children’s Books, Looking Glass Reviews, Fireside Musings, Green Bean Teen Queen, KidzBookBuzz.com, Book Crumbs, My Own Little Corner of the World, Reading is My Superpower, Never Jam Today, The 160 Acre Woods, Carrie’s YA Bookshelf, Everyday Reading, Cafe of Dreams
Many thanks to Houghton Mifflin for the review copy.