Wisteria’s Show and Tell Spectacular

Wisteria's Show and Tell Spectacular
Author: Susan Grigsby
Illustrator: Alexandra Miller
Publisher: Shenanigan Books
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-934860-12-0
Pages: 32
Price: $15.95

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Wisteria likes to think of herself as the Queen of Show and Tell, but lately she’s been known as the Queen of Disasters. Bees’ nests and snakes don’t make good show and tell objects, and the school has had to develop some new rules as a result. But now she needs to find something really old for show and tell, and she has no idea what to bring.

A neighbor helps her out with her quest, and Wisteria brings a covered wagon to school, eager to show off her find. But will this attempt also end in disaster?

Wisteria’s Show and Tell Spectacular is not nearly as spectatular as I would have liked it to be. The objects Wisteria brings to school end up being pretty ordinary, and the “disaster” created is minor in comparison to the ones mentioned in passing. I would have enjoyed this story more if it had only focused on one very large, full-blown disaster. The bee hive or snake incidents might have made for a more interesting read.

Reviewer: Alice Berger