Ideas for Learners Promoting Literacy, Inquiry, and Meaningful Learning Experiences
A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

Book Summary

Take three smart kids and a sock puppet, add their father, who is inventing a time travel machine, plus a dog who is able to sense danger . . . and you haven't even met half of the characters in this book.  There are secret agents, circus performers, villains, regular neighborhood people, and a chimpanzee with an unusual fondness for goldfish. 
A Whole Nother Story book cover
A Whole Nother Story

Book Review

 This is a very funny, fast-paced, clever story.  The author makes frequent asides to the audience, and intersperses bits of advice to the reader throughout the book.  Conceptually, some of the content is a bit advanced, and so is the vocabulary. The story manages to be funny without relying on bathroom humor or rude children; instead it offers word play and surprises. The characterization does not have a lot of depth, but none of the characters are typical stereotypes.  With so much action and humor, it's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't appreciate this book.

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If I could give you all just one word of advice, it would be, well . . . an incomplete sentence.
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Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Word Play
  • Secret Agent Adventures; Chases
  • Families on the Run
  • Appreciating Different Talents

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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