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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (But She Does Love Being in Recitals) (Moxy Maxwell #3)

 
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (But She Does Love Being in Recitals) (Moxy Maxwell #3)
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Release Date
August 11, 2009
ISBN
0375844880
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Here's the third book in the hilarious Moxy Maxwell series, which includes Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little and Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes. Moxy’s back, and ready (kind of, sort of) for her big piano recital! In this hilarious third installment about everyone’s favorite ’tween procrastinator, Moxy Maxwell is set to make her Piano Debut, playing a duet of “Heart and Soul” with her little sister, Pansy. It’s too bad she has no time to practice. Between costume fittings, trying on her crown, warming up her voice, and putting on her stage makeup, Moxy can’t possibly worry about the actual performance. But soon it’s upon her, and Moxy feels something she’s only felt once before in her entire life: nervous! She’s not sure she can go on. Of course, Moxy is Moxy and she rises to the occasion brilliantly.

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FULL OF MOXIE...AND LOTS OF FUN
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Reader reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, The Original H.I.R. (Historical Investigative Reporter)

All you 'tween and teen procrastinating drama queens beware: Moxy's in the house!

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano (but she does love being in recitals) by Peggy Gifford, is the 'tween procrastinator's handbook. It's the side-splitting tale of Moxy Maxwell, who prepares for a big piano recital by doing everything in the world except practice.

Moxy tries on her princess-style recital outfit, puts on makeup, tries on her crown, and even warms up her voice in case someone wants her to sing...but the dear girl never actually puts in any practice time.

How can such shameful procrastination not lead to disaster? Moxy's mother warns her several times to sit down at that piano and practice her piece...but Moxy has never been one to listen, and she certainly doesn't start in this book!

Everything about this book is funny, even the layout. There are 85 (yes, I said 85) chapters, which I think is a real hoot. The chapters are short of course--some with only one line in the body, and the titles are cute and quirky, with headings like: Chapter 52 - In Which the Word "Spit" Appears.

This is one of the cutest and most creatively-written 'tween books I've read. Any time a book can get a laugh just by reading the chapter title, you know you have a winner.

Congratulations, Peggy!
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