Saturday, February 27, 2016

Book twenty-six: Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox

A BCCCA nominee we read for Hen's school so we can go to the party later. Very cute story, although it has horrible cover art. At one point, I mentioned the horrible cover art to Hen and we discussed how the story itself was pretty good so that must mean that sometimes, while the book looks bad it can still be a really good story. (Yes, the "don't judge a book by its cover" lesson.)

Anyway, here's what Hen had to say about the book:
It is about Ukulele Hayley. She is a girl. She looks at a photograph and sees one of her great-grandmothers with a ukulele, I think. And then she gets a ukulele at a garage sale, and she doesn’t know how to play it. It just goes twang, twang, twang, twang. She brings the ukulele to Mr. Y, the music teacher. He tunes the ukulele. She forms a band. Mr. Penwick and other people vote to take the music away from school. Her brilliant plan is to have a concert right before the meeting. She wants them to change vote number one. Yes, and Mr. Y gets to keep his job.
Would you vote for this book? No.
26 down plus 26 to go. (Halfway to goal and 10 more months to go!)

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