Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

"Georgie decided that if his parents were going to go do something stupid like have another kid, a kid who would probably end up as huge as Godzilla, he definitely was not going to spend his hard-earned dog-walking money to buy them a Christmas present. They were going to have to settle for a nice poem under the tree this year." (45)

Georgie Bishop is the shortest fourth grader in the entire school. He needs a stool to reach the chalk board, a pillow to support his back on his oversized desk, and is forced to walk the smaller dogs (Poodles!) in his dog walking business with his friend because he can't handle the bigger ones. But that's not the only thing about Georgie. He's annoyed constantly by Jeanie the Meanie, who not only sits behind him in class, but also has to work with her on their class project. His friend Andy might be moving, and oh yeah, Georgie's mom is having another baby, who will probably be taller than Georgie. What's a kid to do? Read The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff.

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