28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6
by Catherine Austen
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Pub Date 01 Sep 2014 | Archive Date 22 Apr 2015
James Lorimer & Company, Lorimer
Dave Davidson's heart is in the right place. He believes it's his mission to cure his friends of their fears. But his solutions are hare-brained at best and often come with unintended and hilarious consequences. Afraid of dancing at the school dance? Dave's got ways to fix that: sprain an ankle, eat expired food to get sick, or even get yourself suspended for a few days. Have a public speaking phobia? Dave can fix that for you too: get laryngitis, forge a note from a therapist, or get your friends to hold up cue cards. This hilarious new novel will appeal to reluctant tween readers, especially boys.
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Average rating from 55 members
Sweet, funny and totally age-appropriate. I think the best readers for this book are grade 6 boys, and maybe even a few girls. Trick #2: “Girls like boys who like to dance,” leads 6th grader Dave to cure his friend of his fear of dancing. This leads to other cures and more tips spanning the entire school year. Some favorites: #9 - “If it’s exciting, it’s probably not allowed in school.” #25 -“At any given moment around the world, something terrifying is happening.”