The Gollywhopper Games

in Essential Reads

Author: Jody Feldman
Review by Essentialmom (for ages 9+)
Gil Goodson’s father has been accused of stealing from the Golly Toy and Game Company and it is up to Gil to both prove his innocence and to win their recently announced competition so that the family can move away from the town where Gil believes his friends and neighbors have turned against them.  Gil competes and learns many lessons along the way.  The book is full of puzzles, rhymes, and brain teasers that you can attempt to decipher as you go along with Gil in the contest.  Although there is a moral to the story, it is generally just a fun read and a good interactive adventure.
Rating: 3 out of 5