My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble (I Can Read Level 2)
With help from Coach Deen, Ryan wants to form a sports team with A.J. and Andrea, but it's for one of the weirdest sports there is: curling! Will the sweepers be able to get the stones to the house, or will trouble among the teammates end in one weird mess?
My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
Paillot's illustrations are clear and bright, and it's easy to tell the characters apart. There are lots of funny touches, such as the team uniform that consists of plaid jackets and bow ties! The large eyes on the characters are very expressive, and the pictures help give clues to the meaning of the text.
Gutman's writing is always goofy and fun, but he tackles a serious issue about getting along with teammates, working towards goals, and doing one's best. Readers who enjoy the Stink Moody beginning readers or love sports of all kind will be very pleased to pick up Teamwork Trouble.