The third book in the Iggy series about the lovable troublemaker from New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean.
From Iggy's point of view, his plan was genius, pure genius. From Iggy's point of view, he's saved (a) his candy, (b) his family, and (c) the toaster. From Iggy's point of view, he should get a trophy. And respect. And more candy.
So what if Rudy Heckie disagrees? Rudy Heckie has been wrong before and he'll be wrong again. Rudy has a scar now, and scars are cool! He should be happy. So should Mr. Heckie. So should Iggy's mom and dad. Everyone should be happy. Specifically, everyone should be happy with Iggy.
But are they? It all depends on your point of view.
In the third installment of Annie Barrows's series about the secret joys of causing trouble, readers will learn about the power of interpretation (but we all know who's really right).
Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. Unable to find a job in the middle ages, she decided upon a career as an editor, eventually landing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was in charge of "all the books that nobody in their right mind would publish." After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Mills College, Annie wrote (as Ann Fiery) a number of books for grown-ups about such diverse subjects as fortune-telling (she can read palms!), urban legends (there are no alligators in the sewer!), and opera (she knows what they're singing about!). In 2003, Annie grew weary of grown-ups, and began to write for kids, which she found to be way more fun.
This is book three in the Iggy series, I have not read the first two, but you don't need to know the characters to enjoy the book. (Maybe to know why the bandaid and dead bugs were important?) I have to say, this Iggy character is spot on. Having worked with kids and in schools, this fourth grade boy is exactly what I expected. I kind of love him as a character and wish the grown ups would take a minute to let him actually talk, rather than assuming his idea is bad or wild and talking over him. I get why he doesn't listen to his parents near the end because it is probably all stuff he has heard before, but it doesn't matter because they haven't taken the time to see where he was coming from. Iggy's neighbors get robbed, and Iggy comes up with a great idea to secure his house from the robbers. It involves a hole, a decently large hole, and a trap. Complications come about when the neighbor kid gets involved, but Iggy ends up getting a good ending. I don't like that the robbers are left open ended, I could see that giving some kids anxiety, but it was a funny ending. Going to have to check out the rest of Iggy's books now.
Iggy’s logic is perfect from his point of view. And the world revolves around his Halloween Candy. But the Heckies and his parents seem to see things differently. Follow the escalating mishaps as he tries to protect his candy from burglars, his parents, and the Heckies. A story about perspectives, Iggy is a delightful character who gets things wrong frequently. The plot is entertaining and engaging. Readers who like realistic fiction and humor will enjoy reading this book.
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111 pgs. Another great story about a kid who just can't seem to keep out of trouble even though he is trying to save his family from a local burglar. This time Iggy digs a hole to make a trap for a burglar and he gets in too deep. There are parts of this story that made me laugh out loud. It is loads of fun, except that you should NEVER try this in real life. Otherwise, enjoy the ride. Highly recommended for Grades 4-5.