Showing Off

Showing Off Some people in school are afraid of the kids in the Upside Down Magic class Others just call them Flops But Nory and her friends in Upside Down Magic won t let that stop them Not with a school wide ta

  • Title: Showing Off
  • Author: Sarah Mlynowski Lauren Myracle Emily Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780545800532
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Some people in school are afraid of the kids in the Upside Down Magic class Others just call them Flops But Nory and her friends in Upside Down Magic won t let that stop them Not with a school wide talent show coming up Except Nory s afraid her fluxing magic will go wonky and upset her father Pepper is worried that her abilities as a Fierce will make all the animalSome people in school are afraid of the kids in the Upside Down Magic class Others just call them Flops But Nory and her friends in Upside Down Magic won t let that stop them Not with a school wide talent show coming up Except Nory s afraid her fluxing magic will go wonky and upset her father Pepper is worried that her abilities as a Fierce will make all the animals in the show run wild Bax has some extreme new magic skills, but they can also be extremely embarrassing And Elliott suspects there s a Sparkie spy who s looking to uncover UDM s talent show secrets, and to use those secrets against them In order to take the stage and make some magic, the Upside Down Magic kids are going to have to band together and find the right combination of talents to steal the show

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    1. This book was a delight. The characters are likeable and diverse, the lessons are heartwarming and realistic. I especially love that the school nurse is a man, yay for advancement of nongender normative jobs.

    2. I am such a fan of this series. There are diverse elements included in this that don't feel like they were there just to tick boxes which is wonderful (if you're looking for some middle grade for #diversitybingo2017 or just in general the main character is African-American, one of her classmates is Hispanic, and another classmate has a hearing aid). I really love how this series is about appreciating differences and understanding that you should nurture children's individual learning styles. I l [...]

    3. Great book for fourth graders! Touches on friendship, changing perceptions of self and others, and being true to yourself.

    4. Another cute edition to the series. The whole series is not exactly subtle in the messages of inclusiveness, but since I agree with those messages it wasn't a problem for me. I like how Nory's continuing problems trying to navigate her upside down magic and the impact that has on her family keeps the series grounded, while also being able to explore the lives and challenges of the other kids in her class. A fun series, and one I've been recommending to the the elementary school.

    5. I'm in love with this series and so are my students. I love the message that if you are different, it's not always a bad thing. Find people who can love you anyway, and embrace your unique self! These are such fun books, and easy reads. My students' favorite read-alouds so far this year.

    6. My thoughts – This book isn’t as geared on Nory and her school experience at Dunwiddle Middle School as the first two books. It is more geared on Pepper, Nory’s friend and her experience. I like how the authors chose to focus on other characters in the books and not just on Nory. This helps to keep interest in the book series in my opinion.Pepper has upside down magic just like Nory and the rest of the children in their class. However, hers is more dangerous because it can cause animals [...]

    7. Some people in school are afraid of the kids in the Upside-Down Magic class. Others just call them Flops. But Nory and her friends in Upside-Down Magic won't let that stop them. Not with a school-wide talent show coming up! In order to take the stage and make some magic, the Upside-Down Magic kids are going to have to band together and find the right combination of talents to steal the show!I love the reader for this series. I really enjoy listening and the story is great. A fun way to show kids [...]

    8. Our whole family sat down and read this together just like we did the first two in this series. We all enjoyed it and got many laughs together. A great magical children's story that also has a big lesson on what it's like being different or being an outcast. Children learn that it's ok to be different. In fact it's what makes us all special. We have decided to read the 4th one together when it comes out!

    9. I'm so pleased with how this turned out. I didn't realize that there would be another book after this one, but I'm looking forward to it. Inclusion, acceptance, tolerance, anti-bullying - these books should be in classrooms and libraries for young (and old) readers everywhere. There's even a bit of "understanding that your parents won't always accept you" thrown in there, too, and a little touch on dealing with that by accepting yourself regardless of their acceptance (or lack thereof).

    10. 4th to 5th grade reading levelin this book, every body in the UDM class is taking tutoring classes to learn how to control their magic. Also, there is a talent show happening at the school. the Udm kids want to perform but they are worried that their magic would go wonky. And then there are some friendship issues between Pepper and Zinnia.

    11. Another excellent book in the series. Good for kids who feel like they don't fit in or are different. I like how it emphasizes teamwork and overcoming differences to be friends. I can see a child with a learning or other kind of disability really relating to the characters in this book.

    12. This third book of the series shows more character growth than the first two and was quite enjoyable while still teaching valuable lessons about people and their preconceptions and prejudices.This entire series would be a great classroom read.

    13. I loved it Nory pushed herself and her friends to their goals.Not to mention her class won the talent show!!

    14. Another great addition to the series! I like that we still get Nory's point of view, but also different characters in each book with her. Full review to come.

    15. Excellent Children's book The series kept our third graders well entertained. There were great messages of inclusion and perseverance. Nory and her friends do not disappoint.

    16. The back cover description was misleading. It said that Elliot was having trouble finding an instrument to play because he freezes everything. But Elliot doesn't freeze everything he touches, and the instrument thing only had one sentence in the entire book. It also said that Carrot is a talking bunny with other plans. But Carrot's "other plans" are wait for it. To eat broccoli!!!!!! It made it sound like Carrot was evil, but all Carrot wants to do is help Pepper(a little bit) and eat broccoli ( [...]

    17. Showing Off by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins is the third of the Upside-Down Magic books. As this series progresses, it reminds me more and more of a magical school anime (for both the good and the bad of that genre). pussreboots/blog/2017/comm

    18. really goodi think it is the perfect book for people who like magic and realistic fiction i really liked the idea of the book i have read all of the books in the series

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