Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 Always Dance with a Hairy Buffalo

Henry Winkler's Ghost Buddy series is another set of humorous school stories like his Hank Zipzer books. In Hank's stories, the problem is the way his ADHD interferes with having the good behavior his parents and teachers want. Billy's problems in the Ghost Buddy books are generally caused by the ghost of Hoover Porterhouse III who haunts Billy's house. This time, Billy needs to learn a Chumash tribal dance for a class performance at the local historical museum. Hoover's efforts to help just cause more trouble (as usual), but a Chumash ghost named Ancapa is lending her support to the class. Hoover tries to impress her, hoping she will become his friend, but he winds up disappointing her and making her angry. Billy tries to help, but it looks like Hoover may have blown his chance.

If you've read any of the previous books in this series, or some of the Hank Zipzer books, then you know there will be plenty of laughs and ridiculous situations. The characters will also learn some lessons, like - telling friends the truth is better than making promises you can't keep. You probably know people who will remind you of Billy, his family, and his classmates because they are dealing with everyday problems just like we do. The difference is - we don't have friendly ghosts hanging around. I would recommend this to anyone who likes funny stories about school, family, and friendships, or ghosts.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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