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The Secret Time Machine and the Gherkin Switcheroo



by
Simone Lia

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536207408
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Marcus is in trouble. He didn’t think his friend Laurence would actually believe him when he said that his super brainy aunt built the very first time machine. He only made up the story in a spur-of-the-moment bid to win a silly argument! Now how on earth will he make the story come true? In a quirky new adventure starring the most unexpected of friends—a worm and a bird—Simone Lia pulls out all the theatrical stops to deliver a laugh-out-loud companion to They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School!

Two-color mixed-media illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

7" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

4.3: points 2

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2020

Book Genres

Chapter Book

Topics

Worms. Birds. Friendship. Time machines. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-Marcus and Laurence, a worm and a bird, go on another action-packed adventure in this companion to They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School! Marcus and Laurence are adjusting nicely to living together, until Marcus becomes frustrated with Laurence, who no longer wants to go outside. Laurence is preoccupied with doing crossword puzzles, eating, and not bathing. Marcus invents the ingenious story that his aunt has a time-travel machine in order to get Laurence outside. Marcus meets Vera, a bird who is willing to create a fake time machine which supposedly transports them to a medieval world. What follows is a somewhat goofy, nonsensical adventure where the whole animal kingdom dresses up to pretend they are from the past. Marcus and Laurence meet up with a mole who is a bully, and they both have to outsmart him to escape. In the end, Laurence knows he is not in the future; he forgives Marcus, but admits that he had fun and is glad Marcus got him out of the house. VERDICT Young readers will enjoy this sweet, silly comedy. A great addition to any chapter book collection.-Annmarie Braithwaite, New York P.L., New York City?(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-Marcus and Laurence, a worm and a bird, go on another action-packed adventure in this companion to They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School! Marcus and Laurence are adjusting nicely to living together, until Marcus becomes frustrated with Laurence, who no longer wants to go outside. Laurence is preoccupied with doing crossword puzzles, eating, and not bathing. Marcus invents the ingenious story that his aunt has a time-travel machine in order to get Laurence outside. Marcus meets Vera, a bird who is willing to create a fake time machine which supposedly transports them to a medieval world. What follows is a somewhat goofy, nonsensical adventure where the whole animal kingdom dresses up to pretend they are from the past. Marcus and Laurence meet up with a mole who is a bully, and they both have to outsmart him to escape. In the end, Laurence knows he is not in the future; he forgives Marcus, but admits that he had fun and is glad Marcus got him out of the house. VERDICT Young readers will enjoy this sweet, silly comedy. A great addition to any chapter book collection.-Annmarie Braithwaite, New York P.L., New York City?(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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