Friday, July 26, 2013

T J and the Time Stumblers: Yikes!!! by Bill Myers (Review)

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Reprint edition (February 14, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1414334585

  • In an effort to find the last of the fuel ingredients for their time pod, 23rd-century goofballs Tuna and Herby transport themselves to Africa. Unfortunately, they also transport TJ Finkelstein and half of her 7th-grade science class, including TV star Hesper Breakahart and dreamy Chad Steel. In the jungle, the Time Stumblers' usual mayhem jumps to a new level as Herby is adopted by a mother gorilla, Tuna is transformed into an ostrich chick, and the students are taken in by an African tribe. When Hesper tries to escape by leaping into a raging river, TJ finds that it's time to begin showing the leadership qualities that Tuna and Herby claim she'll have someday as a world leader. Thanks to her, everyone makes it home safely, and the Time Stumblers fuel up their time pod, leaving with laughter, tears . . . and one last zany surprise for TJ.

    My Review:

    This was a good conclusion to the T J and the Time Stumblers series. This is book six and you can read it on its own but it makes more sense read in order. It is interesting and filled with action. There were many fun moments in the midst of the trouble they find themselves in. Tuna and Herby are almost done with TJ. She has one last lesson to learn. She learns it while figuring out a way for them to get home. She has to take charge, come up with the plan, and get everyone to follow it. I was sad to see this series end. Even though it is for the upper elementary crowd I still enjoyed reading about the adventures of TJ, Tuna, and Herby. Recommended.

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