Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Zeke Meeks vs The Putrid Puppet Pals by D.L. Green with illustrations by Josh Alves

Recess is usually the best part of Zeke's day. He loves running around, playing basketball, and doing anything that involves being active. But lately there's been something strange going on. Everyone in his class seems to be obsessed with Puppet Pals, and Zeke doesn't get it. They're just finger puppets! How much time can you spend playing with finger puppets? Zeke is determined to resist going along with this trend...but how long can he hold out?

Zeke Meeks is a new series of chapter books and I can easily see it being a big hit with readers. Zeke is smart, funny, and likeable. He's the unlikely voice of reason in a world gone crazy. As someone who often failed to see the appeal in any number of fads, I appreciated Zeke's attempts at injecting logic into his world. The story was funny and the characters were strongly developed for a new series; the accompanying illustrations were seamlessly embedded right into the story.  I'm really looking forward to reading more Zeke Meeks books, especially the one about the no TV week.

Here's a book trailer that introduces the new series:

I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Capstone.

Find it at IndieBound. 

Read it with:
Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinkin' Science Fair by D.L. Green
Zeke Meeks vs. the Horrifying TV Turn-Off Week by D.L. Green
Zeke Meeks vs. the Gruesome Girls by D.L. Green

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