Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
"One in a series of graphic novels written especially for students in the Guided Reading Program, a program that assists struggling readers by providing adult assistance in a small group setting. Emphasis is on diagnosing and focusing on reading problems such as comprehension or word attack skills. The graphic novel is similar to a comic book, providing interest to students needing visual stimulation to keep their interest in reading. This story begins by introducing the characters of this rather silly tale of a boy whose father invents fertilizer that makes plants grow to super size, while the son Buzz comes up with a solution to keep bugs off plants. Accidentally, the solutions become switched and chaos ensues. The brightly colored illustrations will keep readers interested and amused, and the limited text will not overwhelm. This series is graduated to match Guided Reading levels, and this edition is an H level. A glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, listing of famous inventions, and sources for further study are included." - Children's Literature
January 1, 2007