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Kids Fiction 180
Dr. Snow Has Got To Go
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Dr. Snow Has To Go is a loosely illustrated chapter book with humor that just might go over some young heads.

Taking humor in things like the word but (see: butt) being said aloud; and wacky teachers, Dr. Snow Has Got To Go toes the line between being childishly funny, and slightly too mature for its intended age range.

Ella Mentry school is having its first science fair. Guest scientist, Dr. Snow is there to help guide students to their best science project. But, he’s up to something—and he just might use the students to complete his possibly evil plan.

While the book is fun, playing on names and personalities you might find in waking life, or IRL, if you want to be socially correct, it’s a little mature. The jokes although childish in its intention, some of it reads adult. An older audience would better understand certain phrases and idioms used.

Though it toes this line; it never gets inappropriate. So, fear not, your young reader will still enjoy the silly read. The pace is quick and playful. The characters are fun and the book reads fast.

A decent addition to any young readers shelf, though parents should lean more towards 3rd grade and up, as there are little illustrated interruptions. This book is heavy on the words, but it maintains the large font of younger chapter books—so it should be easy to read, while still appropriately challenging.



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