Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Lemonade Crime by: Jacqueline Davies Review

Description via Goodreads:

Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.

As she explores the difficulties of fairness, Jacqueline Davies once again reveals how good she is at understanding the complex emotions of children this age.

My Review:

This was a great story about a brother and sister. They are both in fourth grade and Jessie (sister) wants justice to prevail against a local boy who seems to never get in trouble so she creates a court room in the playground to decide the fate of Scott, who has supposedly stolen money. Jessie has alot to learn about the fact that sometimes justice doesn't prevail. I enjoyed this story and could see grade school kids reading this and enjoying the minidetective work Jessie provides. Definitely a 5 cup book for children. Can't wait to see what Ms. Davies cooks up next for us.
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