The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (Goosebumps #28)
When his father brings home an antique cuckoo clock, Michael is cautioned not to touch it, but he turns back the hands and suddenly he is getting younger by the minute--a year younger to be exact. Ages 9-12.
Oh, I just love Tara. I'd hate her for my sister, but shes a book star, annoying, but entertaining. Anyways. I'm guessing RL wrote this book when he was in a better mood, because this one was better than the previous three in the series. As an author I can say that creativity comes out when you are in a good mood. The last three looked like RL was going through a divorce or something, just wasn't much effort put into them. This one was much different and much better....more
A wholesome read for all ages! :DR.L. Stine
The premise of this book is simple yet entertaining. Twelve-year-old Mike Webster has a REALLY, REALLY evil sister called Tara. She ruins pretty much everything he does. She also ruins his birthday, gets him seen in his undies by his crush, and gets him beat up.
So when his father gets a new cuckoo clock from the Black Forest of Germany, he sees it as a perfect chance to...more
Sure, all these books (and the parallel series of romantic books for young girls that were marketed together, at least in Italy and when I was young) are rather stupid in hindsight. But when I was 10, they were fun and I shall rate accordingly!!
The only thing that was alway kind of weird ab...more
Michael Webster always seems to be getting into trouble, and he knows why: his bratty little sister, Tara, who seems to have no problem getting his parents to believe whatever she says. Michael's Dad order's a grandfather clock, and tells the family that he was told by the shopkeeper that there is an error on the clock. He firmly tells Michael and Tara that they are both not to touch the clock, but Tara does, and gets caught, prompting Michael to further get her in trouble, so he goes and change...more
On the other hand I do have to agree with some of the other reviewers, Tara is the best part about this book. Evil little monster-sister. Any kid with a younger sibling will think that their lil brother or sister MUST be taking tips from this obnoxious little brat. On a related note that doesn't -really- effect the book, the TV episode of 'Cuckoo Clock' was pretty disappoint...more
R. L. Stine b...more