The Super Life of Ben Braver is the first novel I've read by Marcus Emerson.
The Super Life of Ben Braver will not be the last novel I read by Marcus Emerson.
This guy is great!
I am so excited to put this book in the hands of one of my eager 3rd grade readers tomorrow. I will book talk this one and I can already envision the hands popping up and the arms wiggling in the air. I can hear the "memememes" and the "oooooeeehhhhhaaas" as kids stretch their bodies longer and longer in hopes of me choosing to bestow this book upon the kid that can look most like a stretched piece of saltwater taffy.
But why will they all want it, you ask.
They will all want it because I'm going to tell them that this book is awesome! And I never lie about that. Ben Braver is a character I instantly fell in love with. It might be because he is so honest about who he is and what he likes. I wanted to sit on that questionable couch, eat a Reese's, watch an old sci-fi movie, and listen to Ben's commentary on it. He just feels so real.
I'm also going to tell my readers that the story kicks into gear right away with Ben being sent to a boarding school for kids with special abilities (super powers!!).
I'm going to tell my readers that they will find mystery, action, barfing, teasing, and tons of humor within these pages!
And they won't be able to resist it.
If you know/work with/or want to impress kids in grades 3-5 I would highly recommend grabbing a copy to share with them. Lots of white space and lively illustrations throughout will make this book accessible to a variety of readers.
Visit https://www.marcusemerson.com to learn more about the author.
Read a bit!
(Book description and book interior are taken from macmillian.com)
Many thanks to Macmillan for providing a copy for this giveaway! Winner must provide a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada.