Keena Ford and the Second-grade Mix-up

Keena Ford and the Second-grade Mix-up

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Keena Ford doesn't mean to be a troublemaker, but sometimes things get out of hand. Lucky for her, it's the beginning of the second grade and Keena's got a clean slate. So when her new second-grade teacher, Ms. Campbell, mistakenly thinks it's her birthday and brings in a huge chocolate cake, Keena realizes that she's gotten herself into a sticky situation. She knows she has to tell the truth, but it's not easy to turn down her very own birthday cake and a chance to wear a sparkly crown. How will Keena get out of this mess?
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009, ©2008
ISBN: 9780142413968
0142413968
Characteristics: 102 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrison, Frank 1971-- Illustrator

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darladoodles
Feb 25, 2019

4.5 stars for this first book in the Keena Ford series. Like Katherine Applegate's Roscoe Riley, Keena has a gift for getting into trouble. We learn about her predicament from her journal. The journal entries are an effective method to show how a 2nd grade student can go from having the best day ever to the worst in about 60 seconds. There are many elements in Keena's life to hook readers: her best friend is assigned to a different homeroom, her parents are divorced, she has a big brother and she makes mistakes. This story effectively demonstrated that Keena has to deal with the consequences of her actions. The adults were compassionate, but firm. Kids will crack up over some of Keena's predicaments and sympathize with others. Sure to be a popular book with her age group.

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Indigo_Butterfly_91 Jul 28, 2012

Indigo_Butterfly_91 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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