|Boa constructor (Binder Of Doom)|
Author: Cummings, Troy
Something is stealing machine parts from all over Stermont, including a wrecking ball from a local construction site, and Alexander and his fellow monster hunters, Rip, and Nikki, fear that it is building a Stermont-smashing machine--so the friends must use the resources of the summer maker program at the library to stop this monster, and perhaps even solve the mystery of who is leaving monster trading cards where the Super Secret Monster Patrol can find them.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 503796
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 2.50
Points: 4.0 Quiz: 77303
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/19)
School Library Journal (08/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2019 Gr 1–3—The second book in the "Binder of Doom" series features the mystery and monsters readers loved in the first installment. Alexander and his best friends Rip and Nikki are working together to solve a new problem in their hometown of Stermont. Machine parts from all over the city have gone missing, and it is up to them to find out who is doing this and why. Just when the kids think they have solved the case, a curveball comes their way and they must work together to defeat the Boa Constructor and his evil plan. Early chapter book readers will be drawn in by the art and themes reminiscent of Cummings's popular "Notebook of Doom" series. The short chapters and engaging illustrations will hold the attention of those new to chapter books, while the dynamic format will support young readers as they transition from picture books. For example, onomatopoeic terms ("KICK-KICK-BAM!") are written in bold, capitalized text perfect for reading aloud. With the introduction of new monsters and monster cards throughout the story, readers are kept guessing as the story unfolds. VERDICT This mysteriously monster-filled binder of fun is a must-purchase for the early chapter book section of elementary libraries.—Elizabeth Pelayo, St. Charles East High School, IL - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.