Friday, February 4, 2011

Frindle Friday

Frindle by Andrew Clements (1996) is one of the "funnest" books I've ever read.  Here's how it begins:
If you asked the kids and the teachers at Lincoln Elementary School to make three lists -- all the really bad kids, all the really smart kids, and all the really good kids -- Nick Allen would not be on any of them.  Nick deserved a list all his own, and everyone knew it.

Was Nick a troublemaker?  Hard to say.  One thing's for sure:  Nick Allen had plenty of ideas, and he knew what to do with them.
This book is about words, and if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know I'm a wordsmith.  From the back cover:
When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever ... the frindle.  Who says a pen has to be called a pen?  Why not call it a frindle?
If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.  Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading.  (Sometimes it takes several sentences to get the full thought.)  Then, share your impressions of that beginning.  Click this link to see what others say about the books they are reading this week.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

This sounds like a fun book, have a great weekend!