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Book Review: Planet Tad by Tim Carvell

Join Tad as he journeys from the 7th grade to the 8th grade in Tim Carvell’s quirky novel about a year in the life of an average middle schooler. Kidzworld reviews Planet Tad.

Tad's Resolutions

Tad has five New Year’s resolutions this year:

  1. Finish 7th grade
  2. Learn how to kickflip
  3. Get girls to notice him
  4. Start shaving

His fifth resolution is to start a blog, detailing nearly every day of his life for one year. Over the course of the year, Tad gets shot down by a few girls, is forced to participate in his sister’s recital, begins growing a mustache (at least he thinks so) and coughs up over $300 to fix his friend’s dad’s camera.

Strange Wonders of the Universe

He also ponders strange wonders of the universe, like why no one can tell that Hannah Montana is just Miley Cyrus in a wig, or why Luigi never questions why he and Mario are called the Mario Brothers, or why it’s a big deal that Sam won’t eat green eggs in ham in the Dr. Seuss book. Green eggs and ham doesn’t sound like the healthiest meal choice, after all.

The Bottom Line

Planet Tad by Tim Carvell has a similar feel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It’s quirky, it’s written in diary format and it has accompanying illustrations. If you love a quick humorous read, you’ll love Planet Tad.

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LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Debating:
Hey there!! well this question is really interesting...well in my opinion if that person is born blind then its hard to describe the colour because they have never seen it but it doesnt stop them from imagination but if that person became blind at an age because of an accident or something then u can cause they can remember the colour that they have seen when they werent blind.... 8) 8)
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Kawaii Chan p.o.v Kawaii Chan knocked on the door in the tune of an anime series theme song she watched. the door opened and standing infront of her was Zane, wearing a black sweater and some grey tack suit pants, on the other hand, kawaii Chan was wearing a long pink shirt that only just went past her waist and a pair of cute jeans that she bought yesterday. There had been a long silence " hi Zane kun!" Zane smiled and let her inside, she walked in, stumbling over the rug in her high heels, Zane ran over "you alright kawaii Chan?" Kawaii Chan nodded, and Zane helped her up, yet another long silence as they just looked at each other, holding hands, smiling, then garroth ruined it " isn't that adorable!" Garroth said " garroth! Keep it down, laurance doesn't know about this!" " But he's on a shopping trip, said he'd be out for 2 hours" kawaii Chan gestured for garroth to leave, and he begrudgingly did, walking off sighing Zane p.o.v Zane was glad garroth left, it was just kawaii Chan and him, alone. He turned on Netflix and put on an anime kawaii Chan loved, she flinched " owie! Something bit me!" Zane got off the couch and inspected the floor, alittle trail of ants were scurrying in a line " that's why it smelt like orange juice! Great!" Kawaii Chan frowned " it's okay Zane kun, kawaii Chan will get over it, it was only an ant" Zane sighed " yeh okay, you're right" kawaii Chan pecked him on the cheek and they smiled, then kawaii Chan tackling him onto the floor as she tickled him until he was laughing like a child " kawaii Chan! You know I'm ticklish! Stop!" Kawaii Chan smirked " if you want kawaii Chan to stop then why are you laughing?"  Zane p.o.v After she stopped tickling, they shared a long kiss, when laurance came through the door with party stuff and a few friends to help set up, there was laurance, of course, ugh, gene, Dante, aphmau and Aaron, all of them paused in confusion, except aphmau who tried rush everyone out, but gene didn't and walked straight in, while aphmau got the rest out she went in, trying to drag gene out, Zane had stopped the kiss a little while ago, blushing light pink as gene watched kawaii Chan intently, seeing what she would do, Zane stood up and hissed at gene " get out of my house!" Gene smirked walking toward kawaii Chan grabbed by her arm and pulling her to her feet "let go of kawaii Chan!" Kawaii Chan yelled, as gene smirked again and pulled her into a kiss, kawaii Chan wasn't actually trying to move at all, she just let gene kiss her, Zane clenched his fist and walked up to gene, removing kawaii Chan from him and punching him in the chin, he sighed " you always were weak! Tsk tsk Zane, tsk tsk" gene swung a punch at Zane's forehead and dodged a bit too slow, getting hit, aphmau rushed kawaii Chan outside and closed the door behind them both, while inside they continued to brawl, gene kicked Zane in the leg, making him fall, gene continued to beat him up, until garroth came in and shouted in a dark, scary tone " get off my baby brother or I'll rip you to shreds" gene stood up and laughed as Zane lay on the ground, crying in pain once again " what you gonna do bout it?" Garoth walked up to gene and kicked him in his hip, them smashed his fist into his head, gene scream and ran out the back door, while garroth helped Zane up The end ( sorry for weird ending, kawaii Chan and Zane ARE still dating tho ^____^)
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Global warming will raise the ocean and bodies of waters. The cities will be flooded, and then frozen over. Someone goes outside, they freeze to death. The remaining survivors will die of starvation or freeze to death.
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In my opinion, I see four most likely possibilities.  >>  Nuclear War/World Wars. >> The universe practically imploding and the sun burning us into oblivion or even another planet/meteorite slamming into us, destroying us entirely. >> Self-destructive tendencies of our own species, either accidentally or purposefully. >> Trump. Which could be the matchstick to the flame of at least two other things on this list.
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