Monday, April 06, 2009

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford

"Moxy was going places all right. She was going to her room. And she was going to stay there until she read every word of Stuart Little. Mr. Flamingo, who was going to be Moxy's fourth-grade teacher this fall, had assigned the book for summer reading. They were going to have a quiz on it too--on the very first day of school. And tomorrow was the very first day of school."

Moxy Maxwell is a precocious nine year old who likes to read, just not what she's told to read. As she tells her mother, she's just been waiting for the perfect time to read the book. Her summer's been busy, with trying to train her dog to come when called, and practicing for her part in the water-ballet. But Moxy's mother isn't buying that excuse, and tells Moxy that she will have to miss the water ballet if Stuart Little isn't finished by six o'clock. Will Moxy be able to finish the book in time to participate in the water ballet, or will a flooded dahlia garden water down her chances? Obviously you don't have to read Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford, but you just might find the perfect time where you're looking for something to read. Just like Moxy.


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