Friday, August 31, 2018

Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

By Kate Messner, illustrated by Heather Ross

9780763678470 | September 2018 | 5-8 Ages | 48 Pages

 Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell’s classroom, and they do everything the students do — listening at storytime, painting masterpieces during art class, and keeping their own special journals. But when it’s time for the school science fair, the mice aren’t sure just how to get involved. Lucy wants to time them as they run through a maze, but they want to do an experiment, not be an experiment. Then Zeke comes up with a great idea: since Lucy is training animals for her experiment, maybe he and Fergus can do the same thing! Unfortunately, the only animals available are the students themselves. Can Fergus and Zeke turn the tables and train Lucy in time for the science fair?

Don’t forget to check out the first book in the series, Fergus and Zeke.

My Review:

A book for early readers, Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair tells of two mice named, well, Fergus and Zeke.  They are classroom pets and get excited when they learn the class is doing a science fair.  They want to participate too, especially after hearing what each student plans on doing.  

One of the girl students decides her fair project is going to involve the mice.  Fergus and Zeke go along with it for a while, then decide to turn the tables and make it into an experiment of their own.  

This book is a lighthearted story that brings science to light.  Readers are briefly introduced to science fairs and what they might entail.  I like how Fergus and Zeke decide their project will be to "train" a child, and what they do to make that happen.  It's a cute story about science, with silly mice added to the mix.





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32 comments:

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I did participate in the Science fair when I was a kid! My kids are now homeschooled, but I can't wait until they get old enough so we can have our own. :) It sounds fun!

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you ever participated in a science fair." The book has such charming illustrations! I never participated in a science fair, but I once made a shoebox-diorama for science class. I can't remember what the topic was.

aperry said...

Yes, a long time ago I participated in the science fair.

Marilyn said...

I never did personally, but my son participated several times over the years.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I have participated in science fairs and unless my kids have a lab science they are required every year to do one until high school unfortunately.

Denise Morse said...

I dont think I ever did

wen budro said...

I don't remember ever participating in a science fair.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I did and my boys did every year.

Darlene said...

Yes I have been in a science fair at school

Angie Church said...

when I was in school I never did but my children have and I watched them as they completed their projects

Kristen said...

No I never did. Love science though!

Allie G said...

I haven't been in a science fair

Renee said...

If i did I can't remember ever competing in one.

Peggy said...

I did participate in a Science Fair. It was REQUIRED otherwise, I would not have.

Beth said...

I have participated in several.

Sandra Watts said...

I have never participated in a science fair. Would have been interesting though.

alissa apel said...

I never did in school, but both of my boys have, since Kindergarten. It's a lot of work for sure!

susan1215 said...

Yes, when I was in Junior High I did.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I personally never was in a science fair. But my daughter participated a few years back when she was in middle school. She did an experiment with using a certain plant in testtubes to record how fast & how well it absorbed various oils. It was pretty intense and a lot of work. I sort of hope my niece never has to go through that...I know she'd enjoy this book, thougn.

Brandi Swanson said...

I never participated in a science fair but i am hopeful that my kids do!

James Coyne said...

I have never participated in a science fair

Eve+Ash said...

Sure have!

Leela said...

I did when I was a kid.

Audra said...

I have not participated in a science fair

cp said...

i have not

Jana Leah B said...

I've participated in a couple different science fairs.

Donna said...

My school never did science fairs so I have have not participated in one.

Robin Abrams said...

Yes I participated in our Junior High Science Fair

Meghan B said...

I loved science fairs

Tracie M. Cooper said...

I had science fairs in middle school. My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

Cassandra D. said...

Yes, I have participated in a Science Fair.

lkw1974 said...

I have participated in a Science Fair project. Thank you