Two Heads Are Better Than One (The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2002/4
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When Abby is home sick with the flu, Ms. Kantor announces that the fifth grade will be participating in a science fair. It¹s bad enough that Abby comes back to school with an unfortunate haircut, but it¹s even worse that her science fair partner is a boy!
Abby and Casey spent hours and hours arguing about what they should do for their science fair project.Then at last, they had made a decision,project on rocks.They had to collect it, sort it, label it.....
But one day, when Abby was going home with their rock project. She met her best friend and HER Science Fair partner, Sarah and Jessica. They were playing soccer. They asked Abby if She would play, so Abby put the rock collection under a tree. But......... she forgot to bring the rocks home! That was when Abby found out that she had lost all their hard work!
Abby organized a search party and everything. But still, no rock collection appeared. She thought of many excuses to Casey.
Excuses to Casey:
a)The rocks went on strike.
b)A UFO took them to their leader.
c)The rocks entered a time warp and were now in the Jurassic Era.
And so on...............
I think this is a very good book. But I give this book a 4 star because of the part where Abby got sad when She found that her partner was a boy. What's the matter with boys? I've got one or two friends which are boys.So what's the big deal?
By: Anne Mazer
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The book, Two Heads are Better than One, is about a 5th grader named Abby Hayes. She got really sick, so she had to miss school for a few days. During those few days, her class started to work and talk about a science fair project. Abby's friend, Jessica, calls Abby that day to tell her all about it. She also explains to Abby that the teacher would be choosing all the science partners. Being so sick, Abby isn't excited about a science project at all, since it just meant even more work to catch up on. To make matters worse, Abby just had a horrible haircut. Not only will she have to face a science project, but she will also have to face her whole class with her embarassing hairdo. On the day Abby is well enough to go back to school, she found out who her science partner was- a new boy. Abby felt even more horrible than ever. Her partner is Casey Hoffman. Abby and Casey disagree on everything. First, they have an argument on what their science fair topic should be. Then, they have a quarrel on what to do and how to conduct the experiment. Finally, they got along together, until one day...It was bright afternoon, and Abby was resbonsible for taking care of their experiment. However, making a silly decision, Abby decides to leave it under a tree while she played soccer Jessica. When Abby left, she had forgotten all about the experiment. No matter how hard she looked, it seemed impossible to find. The next school day, Abby explained the whole story to Casey. To her surprise, Casey wasn't that mad. Because there was nothing Abby or Casey could do about the lost experiment, they soon agreed on a new topic- to show how igneous rocks are made. For one of the first times ever, Abby and Casey agreed! Pretty soon, Abby learns to like Casey as a good friend, and that was when she found out that two heads are better than one.
This book was pretty interesting. In some parts of the book, I thought what Abby's opinion of what she thought about Casey was hilarious. "An overdose! I have a bad case of too much Casey!" This is what Abby qouted in the book. Abby's parents met Casey, and thought he would make good company. Therefore, Abby had to spend her time with Casey too. They faced each other for almost the whole day, and Abby claimed that she had too much 'Casey'!
Abby was very creative in making excuses to how she should explain why she lost the experiment. Here are some below:
"The rocks[experiment] went on strike."
"A UFO took them to their leader."
"The Rocks entered a time warp and are now in the Jurassic Era."
"A wizard neede them for his experiments and I couldn't say no."
When I read it, I thought Abby was cunning, creative, and unreasonable. My favorite excuse was the first one- "The rocks went on strike". Even though it didn't make much sense, it was one of the most reasonable excuses. I would be extremely surprised if Abby told Casey that a UFO took it, and he actually believed her. The rest of Abbey's excuses were plain unreasonable and silly.
My favorite part of the book was when Abby brainstormed funny ideas about what she would do to avoid telling Casey about what happened to their experiment. As written above, those are some of Abby's excuses. Three other ways Abby thought of for avoiding to tell Casey what happened was to leave town for a couple years, blame a dog for the lost experiment, or to prtened an experiment never exsisted. Even though Abby's ideas were almost impossible to carry out, they were hilarious.
I think that the theme of the book is purple. I think that because that is Abby's favorite color and that also has to do with what Abby does to her room.
I would recommend this book to you because it makes me laugh and feel happy. I would mainly recommmend this to 9-11 year old girls or fifth grade girls.