The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels, Vol. 4: The Double-Dog Dare!
In volume 4 of the popular Misadventures of Michael McMichaels series, Michael finds himself in hot water again… but this time, it’s all in the name of salvaging his status as Kenny’s best friend.
I’d rather stick my face in the garbage for an hour than have to deal with the mess I got myself into this time. It’s a Double-Dog Dare contest... and, it’s bad, REALLY bad. But I have to do it because if I don’t, it means I’m not really my buddy Kenny’s best friend.
When wealthy new student Zeke moves into the neighborhood, he threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend Kenny. Green with envy, Michael challenges Zeke to crazy double-dog dares just to prove he’s still top dog and Kenny’s best bro. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael has to figure out how to make things right again… or if he even can.
Another side-splittingly hilarious adventure by Tony Penn will have students in grades 1-5 rolling with laughter, while learning life lessons about respect, open-mindedness and the value of true friendship. 91 pgs.
Book 4 in the Misadventures of Michael McMichaels series. Bundle and SAVE by purchasing the set!
Published by Boys Town Press
The Double-Dog Dare is aimed at kids in grades 1-5. This one, while very fun and entertaining, subtly teaches kids about the dangers of jealousy and materialism. (Note: All books are standalone! No need to read the first three to enjoy the fourth!)
The Double-Dog Dare follows Michael McMichaels, a third grader who always gets into some sort of adventure. When a wealthy new student, Zeke, moves into the neighborhood and threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend, Kenny, Michael turns green with envy. He challenges Zeke to a series of increasingly crazy Double-Dog dares just to prove he’s still Kenny’s bestie. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael must figure out how to make things right again…if that’s even possible.
All of the books in The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels series follow Michael as he braves a series of humorous misadventures while learning and maturing about an important topic in the lives of kids today. Penn, who has been an educator for two decades and taught every grade ages K–12, is passionate about being able to subtly teach kids these life lessons, all while giving them a fun, page-turning book to read.
This is definitely a series you don’t want to miss out on.
“When wealthy new student Zeke moves into the neighborhood, he threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend Kenny. Green with envy, Michael challenges Zeke to crazy double-dog dares just to prove he’s still top dog and Kenny’s best bro. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael has to figure out how to make things right again… or if he even can.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Funny and quarky, this delightful tale is full of child angst.
It took me back to my childhood, remembering just how important your very best friend was, doing whatever possible to keep them your bestest friend. Michael makes mistakes, quite a few, as many children do, but he learns from them and tries with all he has to make things right.
This is told in a way that grabs young readers attention, with things they go through everyday, the same feelings and thoughts. Showing our young minds it’s ok to make a mistake or a bad choice, the important thing is to learn from it and be the best you, you can be.
Parents of elementary school-aged children, I highly recommend this series, this book, to you and your kids. Something you guys can read together. It’s got a great narrative. It’s right up there with “Diaries of a Wimpy Kid” and “The Dork Diaries”.
This story explores friendship, peer pressure, and how our words and actions can impact our friends. A great lesson for kids everywhere! My son loved the fun illustrations, giggled aloud at silly parts of the story, AND learned some great lessons while reading this story. Win-win!