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Peachy and Keen: Spirit Week Showdown

By Jason Tharp and J.B. Rose

In the second adventure of Peachy and Keen, they are teaming with their friends to compete in a spirit week contest. Peachy and Keen are competing against each other because they both want the official vlog for the school. They pair up with other friends (an octopus and an unicorn) and compete in one contest. They have to create a vlog and whoever gets the most views will win.

This is a book about how friendships can be strained. When you and your friends want the same thing, it can be hard to stay friendly. Things like vlogs are not worth ruining friendships over but sometimes kids forget in the moment. This is a good story to help remind you.

This book was also provided by the publisher. It was more complete than the other one. The illustrations were done. I like chapter books with illustrations. They make it fun to read.

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Peachy and Keen

By Jason Tharp and J.B. Rose

Peachy and Keen are a cat and dog who are friends. They go to school together. Keen loves costumes. Everyday it is a different one and his favorite is a dinosaur costume. Peachy is organized. In this book, they are going to join the newspaper but Principal Trunx (an elephant) says nobody reads it anymore so it is shut down. This is the story of how they make an online newspaper.

I liked that this is about friendship and how the ending is funny. Because it is about different animals it shows how you can be friends with people who are different from you.

I would recommend this to second through fourth graders.

One note my copy was an advanced review copy provided by the publisher and not all the artwork was finished. It made it hard to fully review the book. I hope to find a finished copy to see the difference.