Friday Night Wrestle Fest by J.F. Fox, illustrated by Micah Player. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), 2020. $18. 9781250212405
BUYING ADVISORY: EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
It is Friday night and dad is wrestling the kids. Everyone makes their best move, but when the “Flying Mom Bomb” arrives, all bets are off. Will she fight on the side of the kids or on the side of the dad?
This was so much fun to read aloud. It had a lot of style and it was easy to sound like a wrestling announcer as you read. All of the wrestler names were fun to say aloud and contributed to the high energy of this read. Big Bald Baby! Peanut Brother and Jellyfish!
Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher