A journey full of suspense



William Steig

Have you ever been set off on a journey to find out what will happen to you? Well Dominic did. Dominic is a dog who sets off and meets the Doomsday Gang. He also made some friends who also met the Doomsday Gang. At one time he met an old pig who was dying. Find out what happens in the book. I like this book and think you should read it because it has a lot of suspense.

Reviewed by Andrew, 8

Trabuco Mesa Elementary School

Rancho Santa Margarita


“George Washington’s Mother”

Jean Fritz

Everyone has a mother. Even George Washington. This book is about George’s mother. As her children get older and mature, she gets old and feels more poor. Read the story to find out more about George’s mother.

Reviewed by Natalia, 8 Jefferson Elementary School Pasadena


“The Tale of Peter Rabbit”

Beatrix Potter

This book is about four rabbits named Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter. They lived with their mother under the root of a very big fir tree. One day before their mother left for market, she told them to not go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, and reminded them what happened to their father. She said, “Mrs. McGregor made a pie out of your father.”


While their mother was gone, they decided to walk down to the lane to collect blackberries. Peter was naughty and decided to run straight into Mr. McGregor’s garden to eat his lettuce, beans and radishes. Suddenly, Peter ate so much that he got a tummy ache. He remembered that parsley was good for a tummy ache and ate that too. As he was eating the parsley, Mr. McGregor saw him. He ran after Peter while waving his sharp rake, calling out, “Stop thief!”

Peter was so scared and ran all over the garden forgetting his way out. He ran so fast, he lost both his shoes. Sadly, because he was so confused he ran right into a gooseberry net, which wrapped around his jacket’s large brass button. Read the rest of the story and find out who befriended Peter and what Mr. McGregor tried to do.

Reviewed by Maria, 11 Oakmont Elementary School Claremont