~Download Pdf ♨ Odessa Again ♄ Fourth Grader Odessa Green Light Lives With Her Mom And Her Toad Of A Little Brother, Oliver Her Dad Is Getting Remarried, Which Makes No Sense According To Odessa If The Prefix Re Means To Do All Over Again, Shouldn T He Be Remarrying Mom Meanwhile, Odessa Moves Into The Attic Room Of Their New House One Day She Gets Mad And Stomps Across The Attic Floor Then She Feels As If She Is Falling And Lands On The Attic Floor Turns Out That Odessa Has Gone Back In Time A Whole Day With This New Power She Can Fix All Sorts Of Things Embarrassing Moments, Big Mistakes, And Even Help Oliver Be Less Of A Toad Her Biggest Goal Reunite Mom And Dad From The Hardcover Edition
A solid choice for booktalking to 3rd and 4th graders, especially if you need to have a book with particular girl appeal With a great hook, likeable characters, and situations spot on for kids at this age, I think it will be a big hit If I were rating it on my reading preferences, I might only give it a 3 However, I think it is so well tuned to its target audience that it needs to have a 4 star rating. Cute After her parents divorce, Odessa, her little brother and her mom have to move to a new house Luckily for Odessa, her attic room turns out to have a magic floor She can jump through it and go back a day This comes in very handy as over the course of her fourth grade year she makes some embarrassing and cruel mistakes and is able to correct them but she only has a limited number of times to jump Can she get to a happy ending before her do overs expire This would be a great book discussion booktalk title for kids. I found this book cute and enjoyed the do overs element liked that we see Odessa grow and get a little wiser as the book goes on For me, the most unbelievable thing in the book wasn t the going back in time, it was divorced parents who got along That happens about as much as time travel I found myself hoping she would actually get her parents back together I mean hey, as long as we re in a fiction story Odessa s mom and dad are newly divorced and that means a lot of changes for Odessa and her brother, Oliver Her new attic bedroom gives her the ability to allow for her change things about her day I like the magic in this book and also the realism In some ways this book was trying to be a little Parent Trap And I love The Parent Trap movie But I like how it ultimately didn t quite go that route with the happily ever after ending Not that the ending was miserable Just realistic.This review was originally published at my blog. This wonderful novel reminds me of how happy I used to be when the Scholastic book orders would arrive and my teacher would sort out the loot and I would find on my desk brand new glossy editions of Beverly Cleary novels The kid that I was and the adult that I am now are in complete agreement Odessa is a sweet, funny, timeless book with a magical premise. Okay What would you do if you could do it all over That is the question posed by this book Not time travel in some senses, just a chance to correct mistakes It was interesting, but I wasn t completely captivated. It was really interesting Odessa is a 4th grade girl who is sick of her younger brother Oliver bothering her, one night she pushed him and ran up to her room and jumped so hard she went back in time This book was really easy to read and it didn t have any complicated words. This is kind of a gentle children s version of Groundhog Day, which is awesome I liked that it was highly conceptual fantasy girl has the ability to send herself back in time a certain number of hours by jumping on a specific spot on her floor , mixed with super realistic family drama Would make an excellent book discussion book you could talk a lot about what is worth going back in time and changing I also liked the depictions of a divorced family and how it affects kids, and sibling rivalry love This could be a good book talk This book showed me that children of divorce really do always hope in their heart of hearts that parents will get back together It s heartwarming and bitter sweet.