Imagineer recently finished the book, “Troublemaker”, by Andrew Clements for her summer reading club. I interviewed her today about how she liked the book. Imagineer is entering the third grade this Fall.
Q. Describe this book in a few sentences
A. I describe this book as a funny, but sarcastic book. And I like all of the titles of the chapters.
Q. Describe the main character
A. The main character is Clayton Hensly and he is like a troublemaker because he does these bad things and tries to make excuses for them. Like one day, his teacher said to draw a self portrait, so Clay drew a donkey with glasses. And then his brother comes back from Belden. So then he decides to change his mischievous ways and then he turns into a goody two shoes. Clayton has a friend, Hank, who spray paints a donkey like the one Clay did on Principal Kelly’s door.
Q. What is your most favorite scene in the book?
A. I liked how Clay started having that conversation about the picture with his teacher. It was funny.
Q. What part of the book did you like least?
A. When Clay found out that Hank drew a donkey on Principal Kelling’s house and made the cops come to Clay’s house.
Q. What type of book would you say this is?
A. I’d say it was a real life with a little fantasy.
Q. Who is your favorite character and why?
A. My favorite character is Ms. Oriman because she liked watching them and making sure the kids had good behavior.
Q. What did you learn from this book?
A. I learned that it is always good to tell the truth and to be good and to not be a troublemaker. (Mom is quietly cheering) 🙂
Q. Why would you recommend this book to your friends?
A. Because I think its very funny, but also sad. I’d recommend it to everyone.
For another book review by Imagineer, check out Smells Like Dog.