Let's take a break from ghost stories to talk about one of this year's Bluebonnet nominees - EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken by Sally Warner.
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"Buk, buk, book," Jared whispers, but loud enough for everyone to hear. Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair! Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland! So now EllRay has a lot to prove - he's not a troublemaker, and he's not a chicken.
This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay Jakes series, which is just right for boys (and girls!).
I totally enjoyed this book and found it to be a very quick read. I was also very excited to see that books 2 & 3 in the EllRay Jakes series are already out!!
Other books in the EllRay Jakes series:
EllRay Jakes is a Rock Star
EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank