28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6

  • Title: 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6
  • Author: Catherine Austen
  • ISBN: 9781459406193
  • Page: 117
  • Format: ebook
  • Tricks for a Fearless Grade 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 cons
    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 HDave 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.

    • 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 : Catherine Austen
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      Published :2019-07-03T02:48:44+00:00

    About Catherine Austen


    1. I grew up in Kingston, Ontario I studied political science at Queen s University and environmental studies at York before moving to the Ottawa area to work in the conservation movement I now write freelance reports as well as books from my home in Quebec, where I live with my husband and two sons I love wildlife, music, museums, and books and I m grateful that my life is full of all of these.I read all types of books but usually forget to review them I ll only post about books I like here hence the high average rating.


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    1. Book description: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, [...]

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    2. Are you ready for some fun this book will not disappoint you! Right from the beginning, you will delight in Dave. His many ways to overcome fears is the topic of everyone's conversations. Not only does Dave have an odd punk-rocking teacher (Mr. Papadakis), he is just handed a flyer about the back-to-school dance. Now, I don't know about you, but school dances can be a bit intimidating and for Dave and Eric it becomes a fear that begins rolling out of control. First Dave decides to practice a few [...]

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    3. I laughed out loud so much that I got teary-eyed reading this book. Dave Davidson and his friends miss their sweet teacher, Ms. Samson, from fifth grade. This year they have Mr. Papadakis, who is also in a punk rock band and spends most of his time on his cell phone. Throughout the year Dave helps each of his friends to overcome their fears. Eric is afraid to dance in front of everyone at the Back-to-School Dance. Andrew is so afraid of public speaking that he throws up and their class is assign [...]

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    4. This novel is full of charming moments with the main character and his friends. The narrator's voice fits in keeping with the expected maturity of the age group chosen and the consistent misuse of "big words" to describe events in the story was quite a lot of fun. This book does have a bit of "gross humour" in it, but nothing that your child couldn't come up with on their own. I was entertained by this story, although I do have to say, I think I liked the main character's best friend Dave even m [...]

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    5. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6; the cover gives the appearance of a humorous self-help book, although the book description does specify that it's a novel. In the end, it's definitely a novel, and the "tricks" are restricted to chapter headings.While the plot is a somewhat standard surviving-middle-school plot, Catherine Austen pulls it off with more humor than most. 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 is the first book that's made me literally laugh out lou [...]

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    6. Title-28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6Author-Catherine AustenPublisher-James LorimerISBN-9781459406179Copyright date-2014Price-$12.95PaperbackPages-188Type of Book – FictionGrade Range –5, 6, 7Use- RecreationType Size-AverageFormat –ChapterIllustration Type- Line DrawingsIllustration Rating- GoodGenres- HumorLiterary Merit-GoodCharacterization- GoodRecommendedSummary-Dave is a sixth grader whose mission in life to help others face their fears. He helps his friends face their fears of danci [...]

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    7. 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.”This review is b [...]

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    8. I do think this will be good for young boys to read - it has some good role models and also some great examples of how not to act. For the most part however, I had trouble keeping my characters straight from one section to the next. With such a large cast of recurring characters it is important to make sure each has a defining characteristic, which I had trouble finding for some. So in short, great for youths, not so great for adult readers.

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    9. Dave Davidson is in grade 6 and becomes the go-to guy when his friends need to overcome their phobias. Although not a psychologist or expert, Dave uses the internet to find solutions in between bouts of video-gaming. Although the outcomes are never quite what he expects, he manages to leave the impression that there is power in positive thinking. Middle graders will enjoy the fast pace and accessible storyline.

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    10. This book was a fun read that I think middle to upper elementary students will enjoy. It started out as just a humorous story of a sixth grade boy's attempts to help his friends face their fears, but I loved that it also shared a message about facing your fears and helping others. * I received an electronic copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review.

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    11. How to you try and help friends with all kinds of fears? That's Dave's mission in Sixth grade as he tries to help his friends and friends of friends overcome all kinds of crazy fears - is he successful? Read this and find out!For me, the humor never really worked here - if Dave had narrated this, it might have worked better.

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    12. A hilarious story about a group of Canadian 6th grade boys and their school adventures. Dave's goal in life is to save his friends from their various fears. Unfortunately this task is easier said than done. Dave and his friends are a little misguided in their efforts but their intentions are always honorable. A truly fun read.

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    13. What can I say? This book made me laugh out loud. I loved that some humour was obvious, while some was subtle. I loved that it made me picture with great clarity the physically humourous moments (moonwalking, anyone?), and that I related so well to the main character. This book was just plain fun, and for that, I give it 5 stars.

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    14. A lively, authentic tale of a sixth grade year with a slightly off-kilter teacher. While a few of the details are not quite right, the author has the tone of sixth grade down, while still going easy on the snark. Being set in Canada will make it a little more interesting for American readers, and it will appeal to both boys and girls.

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    15. Love this story! A group of 6th graders works together to get out of the things 6th graders find least desirable - speaking in public, dancing, etc. It's a cute read that upper elementary and middle school students are sure to identify with and enjoy!

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    16. A cute and funny kids book. The book revolves around a group of children confronting their fears and overcoming them. It speaks to anti-bullying, standing up for yourself, facing your fears, being brave, and sticking together.A great message conveyed through a fun story.

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    17. I laughed and laughed and laughed. What a fun story! It will bring to life the tears, the fears, the terror, and the fun of 6th grade.

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    18. Great read for tween boys! Silly and fun. (Thank you NETGALLEY for the ARC!)

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    19. Absolutely adored this book. This is a great book for 6th graders and soon to be 6th graders. Such a great book, that is funny and quirky.

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    20. Middle school fiction. Read it in one sitting. Buying it for my school library.

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