I finished the fourth installment in Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny yesterday, and it did not disappoint–I found myself wanting to read a few panels aloud to someone (anyone!) so I could share the laugh, but that doesn’t work nearly as well as you want it to with graphic novels. Caldera’s Revenge: Part 1 has all the elements that make this such a delightful series, as well as a cliffhanger ending which I couldn’t possibly spoil for you. Find these books for your kids, folks. They’re perfect for eager AND reluctant readers, especially those with any kind of interest in the ocean. I just wish I could think of more to say that doesn’t involve spoilers or a longer explanation than would be worth it!
What I WILL say, incidentally, is I AM SO, SO GLAD THE SCIENCE FAIR IS OVER. I hated it as a kid and I hate it as a parent. That plus Halloween plus my poor coughing girlie has made for a dreadfully long week. Here’s to a quieter one coming up!