Gordie Barr loves third grade. He has the best class, best teacher, and best best friend. He even likes math. But all that changes when his teacher announces a talent show. Everyone in his class has some kind of talent, except for Gordie. Big mouthed Lucy Diaz claims to have so many talents that she can loan him one. Could it get worse? Yes!
Hardcover, 82 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House
(first published 2002)
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Oct 18, 2009 Kathy Roderer rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This easy to read chapter book, intended for third graders, would be very appealing to this age group. Although some of the situations sometimes seem unlikely, the characters are realistic, and Gordie has problems that readers will probably find familiar. Gordie feels that he has no talent and doesn’t know what he will do for the class talent show. He is worried about being embarrassed by the presence of his older brother. He is teased by a classmate who is a combination and caricature of the wo...more
Aug 27, 2012 Kristine Pratt rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A new kid comes to the school and Gordie is feeling not only left out, but like he has no talent or nothing special about him at all. This book comes up with an interesting solution and faces a common problem every kid experiences at some point in their life. A pretty solid read.
Oct 29, 2012 Ky rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is for any child that feels they are left out or are not good at anything. Gordie's school is having a talent show and he thinks he has zero talents so he comes up with one with the help of his dog Scratch. Great third grader book.Should be a simple read for third graders.
A former elementary school teacher, Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna lives in Pittsburgh with her family. She is best known for her Murphy series, based on her own family.More about Colleen O'Shaughnessy McKenna...