Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion: Switch by Ingrid Law


For April's Book Club, we read Switch by Ingrid Law. Cadence, Claire, Ellie, Isabella, Lillian and Maida were present. This is some of what we discussed.



Who if your favorite character in the story? Why?:

-Tucker because he farts and grows big.
-I like the Captain Cat
-Gypsy because she can stop time and undo the stop. She has a secret stash of candy for Tucker to calm him down.
-I like Tucker because he grew big before he turned 13.


Who was your least favorite character? Why?: 


-Del because he stole someone's phone and it's rude and immature.
-Grandma Pat because she's old and does odd stuff.
-The next door neighbor is my least favorite because she wears too much makeup.


How would you react if your family introduced a new person to live in your house?:

-I would say "no"
-I would ask where they would sleep because I don't want to share a room
-I would be confused
-If you don't know them well, I would be unhappy


Would you like having Gypsy's original savvy?:

-She could see the future and the past.
-I would be able to save people and also go back in time and change things.
-I would always have the right answer for things.


Would you like having Gypsy's new savvy?:

-I would want her new Savvy because I could rob a bank
-I could catch a snake
-I could take candy 
-If something bad was going to happen, I could stop it


Do you think that things will remain "switched"? Why or why  not?:


-Yes
-I think that they will switch back. If Grandma Pat dies, they will switch back.


If you could change a scene in the story, which one would it be? Why?:

-I would change the whole book.
-No, I liked the book.


Please rate this book from 1-5, with 5 being the best:

-1
-4 3s
-1 4


We will meet on Wednesday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. for the next book club. We will be reading Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?


Please pick up copies of this book at the Circulation Desk and be sure to register so that Miss Lisa knows how many people to expect.

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