Does anyone have a pen frindle I can borrow?
We just finished reading “Frindle” by Andrew Clements.
From Publishers Weekly
Trying to aggravate a tough language-arts teacher, a fifth-grade boy invents a new word for pen: “frindle.” Soon, the whole country is using it. “Dictionary lovers will cotton to this mild classroom fantasy,” said PW. Ages 8-12.
If you have a child, or know a child, in the suggested age range (8-12, though I would probably skew it more like 6-10), I highly recommend this book! It features Nick, a boy who turns a nuisance assignment into a learning experience, for himself, his teachers, his classmates, his town and eventually the country. Nick is a true leader and remains respectful to his teacher, parents and other adults in the story throughout. I got a lump in my throat reading the final chapters. Very well done. I didn’t realize it till the end, but there are literature questions at the back of the book (at least in our version) to facilitate a classroom discussion, and I had found myself talking through many of them with Krystal as we read, so I had a proud parenting moment when I saw that.
I just ordered two more copies for my nephews for Christmas, which probably won’t be here in time, but I don’t even care. They can wait!