Phineas L. MacGuire...gets Cooking!

Phineas L. MacGuire...gets Cooking!

Book - 2014
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"Phineas has a new chore of cooking dinner every night, but his kitchen experiments take a turn for the worse when the school bully takes a huge liking to Phineas's brownies"--
Published: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481400992
Branch Call Number: J DOW
Characteristics: 195 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: McDaniels, Preston - Illustrator


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Feb 19, 2015

Phineas MacGuire, budding 4th grade scientist, is suddenly given the task of cooking dinner for the family. The problem is--he doesn't know how to cook. Once he learns that cooking is just like chemistry he puts everything in to learning the science of good cooking. Many mishaps happen that get in his way of success, including a bully that wants a daily batch of brownies and unexpected results of his cooking trials. But in the end he does learn a thing or two about cooking as well as makes a new unexpected friend.

The illustrations are numerous, enjoyable to look at, humorous and make the story go even faster.

This story is a quick read and a lot of fun. Not only did I learn new things about science and cooking, I enjoyed the humor sprinkled throughout. The characters are wonderful and Phineas is extremely likeable. There is a perfect level of the gross out factor for everyone. I have not read the first books in this series, but I look forward to it. This book would be an excellent read aloud for grades 2-4 classrooms as well as a fun book to read for grades 2 and up. It is written on a reading level of 4.9.


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Feb 19, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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