Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini review by Anis...
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

LitPick Review

Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - SPARKS GLENCOE, MD, United States
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Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig is a book about a boy named Alex.  Alex is a reluctant reader and thinks he has better things to do with his time.  This all changes when his aunt asks him to read her first book.  It starts with a book about a kid and his grandpa who win a zucchini contest.  Alex’s job is to point out all the boring parts.  But he can’t just tell his aunt to redo the whole book, so instead he gives a suggestion to add more danger and suspense.  Will his aunt be offended that he doesn't enjoy the book how it is, or will she take his advice and add more excitement?


I think Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig is a thrilling book full of plot twists and suspense.  I loved the idea of the book being told by the point of view of a kid writing a book review, and the author did a great job with the advice.  I really enjoyed reading this book because of the funny and exciting storyline and characters incorporated throughout the book.  Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini had a realistic sense to it although the characters made some unreasonable decisions. I would recommend this book to kids ages 10+ because of the wonderful plot line and delightful descriptions.

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