Saturday, April 18, 2009


Melonhead by Katy Kelly, Gillian Johnson (Illustrator)
In the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Capitol Hill, Lucy Rose's friend Adam "Melonhead" Melon, a budding inventor with a knack for getting into trouble, enters a science contest that challenges students to recycle an older invention into a new invention.


Caitlin Augusta/School Library Journal said...

It is laugh-out-loud funny...Adam never quite understands consequences until it is too late, but young readers will see potential trouble ahead while appreciating his ingenuity. The capital setting and a unique cast of secondary characters round out this strong chapter-book offering.

Kirkus Reviews said...

...The breezily paced text flows with wit and loads of jocular dialogue.