Tag Archives: comedy

Morse Pond Review: Mega Robo Bros


Mega Robo Bros

Neill Cameron

Scholastic, Inc.

Available now



This story is about two robots, Alex and Freddy, who are adopted by humans. They are having what would be considered normal everyday life in the future until a big threat comes to try to dispose of them; conflict follows. This story is a graphic novel that is only 97 pages long, but has enough character action and comedy to keep you interested until the very end. I’d give this book a 5/5.


~ James, age10, grade 5


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Morse Pond Review — House of Robots: My Brother the Robot

HouseofRobotsHouse of Robots: My Brother the Robot

James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Little, Brown


Available now

The book that I read was House of Robots: My Brother the Robot by James Patterson. What I liked about the book is that at the start Sammy didn’t like E going to his school, but at the end they became best buds. E is a robot that thinks it is Sammy’s brother. Sammy is worried that the other students will judge him as a nerd because of E. The bully in this book is up to no good at their school and is trying to get his crowd back. You should read this book because it is really funny and great to read.

~ Dontae, age 12

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Morse Pond Review: Space Rocks

9781595147134Space Rocks

Tom O’Donnell



Available February 2014

Space Rocks by Tom O’Donnell is about an alien named Chorkle who accidentally strands 4 kids on his asteroid, Gelo. They have to keep safe from the dangers of the tunnels, and of Chorkle’s own kind. This book has laugh-out loud moments and characters who anybody can relate to. Any science-fiction and comedy lover should definitely read this book!

~ Alex, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Clueless McGee Gets Famous


Clueless McGee Gets Famous

Jeff Mack

Philomel Books


Available January 2014

Clueless McGee Gets Famous by Jeff Mack is a ridiculous book. If you like comedy mixed with a little mystery, this is the book for you. Clueless can’t find his hat! The one that was autographed by famous singer Junior McFiddle! All this leads up to lots of action and comedy. If you liked Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you will love this book.

~ Cole, 10

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Customer Review: Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked


Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked

Walden Pond Press, $12.99

New Release in May 2013

I liked the story because it had mystery, comedy, adventure, etc. I also like it because the characters were cool. The ending really surprised me. I would recommend this book to people who like mystery and action.

~ Derick, 3rd grade

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Morse Pond Reviews: The Great Dog Disaster and Spy Camp

Eight Cousins has traditionally been a children’s bookstore so our two favorite things — as you might expect — are kids and books. You know who else loves kids and books? School librarians. We are now working with the librarian at Morse Pond Middle School in Falmouth and her 6th grade book club, which happens to be filled with kids who love books. Members of the book club get a special sneak peek at Advanced Reader Copies to read and review. We’ll be publishing those reviews here. Enjoy!

The Great Dog Disaster: by Katie Davies

Review by Colleen, 6th grade

The Great Dog Disaster was an amazing book! It was suspenseful, happy, exciting and much more. One of my favorite parts was when Anna and Suzanne {the main characters} went down to Beatrice’s old owner’s house, Aunt Deidra’s house. That was where they left Beatrice {Suzanne’s new dog}. They left Beatrice there, but soon after they left her a great big storm hit and Aunt Deidra’s house is right near the water. Oh no and Beatrice was outside! When they were leaving to bring Beatrice home Anna’s younger brother decided to come and that ends up being a bad idea! I would recommend this book to everyone, and I recommend Eight Cousins to buy many copies!

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Katie Davies

Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)

Published May 2013, $12.99

Spy Camp: By: Stuart Gibbs

Review by: Celia, 6th grade

This book was funny, intriguing, and suspenseful. I really liked the characters especially Alexander. Alexander was a comical character that could easily exist in real life. My favorite part was when Ben, Eliza, and Alexander were in the helicopter and Alexander was trying to convince the people we was a head CIA spy and Eliza said he was not right in the head. I also really like the ending, with the tiny bit of romance. One of the funniest parts was this paragraph “You don’t look like you’re working hard at all,” Hand said. “Neither does Jawa,” I countered. “Jawa’s a freak of nature,”  Hank growled. “You’re just a freak. No way did you run the whole six miles.” This book was a suspenseful comedy with fantasy and realistic fiction. This was a really good book and I hope that eight cousins order lots of copies.

cvr9781442457539_9781442457539_lgSpy Camp

Stuart Gibs

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published April 2013, $15.99

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