Title- Fuzzy Mud
Author- Louis Sachar
Publisher- Delacorte Books
Release- August 4, 2015
“Be careful. Your next step may be your last.”
Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodbridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Wilson challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya reluctantly follows. They soon get lost, and they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.
In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.
Fuzzy Mud is one of those books that children enjoy reading as well as adults. The added bonus is that adults will enjoy reading this book to their children!! This was an extremely short read, that didn’t leave anything out.
This book has many things that children can relate to bullies, friends, and school. Tamaya is also a character that many people will root for and may even relate to! She just wants to be friends with Marshall and doesn’t want to been seen as a baby. Those were her huge problems until she is faced with the Fuzzy Mud, then her life is changed.
I like that the book had some math along with all the science. Children reading can learn some multiplication as well as some science.
I know as an educator, I would add this book to a summer reading list!