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My Daughter Enjoyed Reading It
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2017
I bought this book for my daughter so she could have something fun to read during my son's recent physical therapy evaluation. She finished probably 10 minutes before we were done, and then gave me the stink eye when I told her she could then read in her Everything Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know Book...yah, I'm totally no fun that way ;) Actually, I'd thought for sure this would probably keep her occupied more then half an hour and hadn't purchased her a second, so I didn't have anything else on my kindle to hit her with that wasn't something she finds even more snoozy, like Jane Austin. The rating comes from her, she really enjoys the books in this series and this was no exception.
She says this is fictional (as in the characters and events described), but based off of real life events. She gave me a play by play later that day, but won't repeat anything now (I am honest enough to admit I was only partially paying attention because something came up with her brother at the same time and so I tuned some of her description), and she says she doesn't want to be a spoiler for the sake of this review. I think it could be she's not too thrilled I'm interrupting her while she's reading her brand new Animal Jam book to do this. I do remember she was super excited because the main character's cat saves him in the Tsunami. I told her it's a good thing we don't live near the ocean, because our Catzilla wouldn't even think about doing that. She said what she likes most about these books is that they are all about disasters, and she "likes reading about disasters...ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!" I feel like it almost needed to be a "muah ha ha ha ha" based on the tone she used, but ... Anyways, she likes these a lot and is chuckling over my shoulder as we speak about my last sentence and is now trying to sweet talk me into a lollipop. Which I've used to extort the additional information about the book out of her about the plot line:
Basically there was a kid in his uncle's house and that's when the earthquake happened, and they got out of the house and into a car, and that's when the Tsunami caught up to them, and if they want to know more they'll have to read it for themselves. I think that's as good as we're going to get. I think she gets this from me, because I won't ever tell her what's going to happen next when I'm reading to her or watching movies with her for things I'm already familiar with. I think this is payback kiddo style ;)