Almost a World Record Breaker

Teddy Mars, #1

What a fun children’s book. The characters are all very different and unique. Each brings something special to this story from the main character, Teddy, who wants nothing more than to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records to his best friend…..and the girl who becomes a best friend. There are lots of references to different world records which just adds interest to Teddy’s goal. Even a pesky little brother along with interesting older sisters lends new perspectives to breaking a world record. The story is easy to follow and broke into chapters allowing new readers to read small sections in a logical format. This book will not only encourage a child to read but may encourage them to break their own world record!

Teddy wants nothing more than to break a world record. The problem is he just can’t seem to find one he can break. It doesn’t help that he shares a bedroom with a younger brother who seems to break everything Teddy owns and each record attempt. Teddy’s solution is to move into a tent in the backyard. This move may give Teddy opportunities that he never expected, but can he break a world record?

Book Blurb for Almost a World Record Breaker

Fans of Jeff Kinney's humor and Sharon Creech's heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.

Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best friends, Teddy tries to build the biggest snow mound, stuff the most grapes in his mouth, and lift a chair with his teeth. He'll do anything to succeed—even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up pigeon poop for Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his pesky little brother, also known as The Destructor, always wrecks Teddy's record-breaking plans!

Told in short, accessible sections, with memorable lists and winning illustrations, Molly B. Burnham's Teddy Mars #1: Almost a World Record Breaker is perfect for reading aloud. Teddy's never-give-up attitude will have readers laughing out loud and clamoring to break records of their own!

Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 4.50