BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Paul Brett Johnson



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Title: On Top Of Spaghetti

Author/Illustrator: Paul Brett Johnson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Ages: 4 to 8


Sometimes you want your spaghetti plain. And sometimes a spicy meatball is just what the chef ordered. When a fried fritter fricassee parlor opens next door to Yodeler Jones’ Spaghetti Emporium and Musicale, owner Yodeler decides to upgrade the menu. But all it takes is one monstrous sneeze and the chase is one to catch the runaway meatball before it’s too late!

Why you should read it:

When I first started reading this book, I wondered where the story line would take me. But soon I was cheering Yodeler on as he dashed through the town and tried to catch that runaway meatball. Some readers may also feel a “gingerbread man” flair to Mr. Johnson’s tale but with definitely a surprise ending!

Like-O-Meter Rating: 4 out of 5…think about it.

**Rating scale**
5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!




International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy) is scheduled to be released in ebook edition by June 2018 from Story Catcher Publishing, with the print edition coming out by Spring 2019.



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