Stauffacher, Sue, Show Time. Knopf Books, 2011. Pgs. 147. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G
Keisha and the Animal Rescue Team have their hands full. Mercy College has a squirrel problem. The squirrels keep dragging peanuts into the dean’s office and the dean is allergic to peanuts! The public, however, is fond of the squirrels and don’t want to displace them. Meanwhile, Keisha is having her own problems. When Keisha goes to a competition with her team, the Grand River Steepers, she botches it. With the help of an elderly man from the Veteran’s Facility, she starts to gather up the courage to try again, but can she figure out a way to get her stepping right? Will the Animal Rescue team figure out a way to fix Mercy College’s squirrel problem?
A cute, quick read for early chapter book readers. The characters are fun and likable. The plots are simple, but hold the reader’s interest. Readers who are starting to read chapter books and enjoy animals, friendships, mystery, and realistic fiction will enjoy reading this book. EL (K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.