BOOK NAME: Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank You Notes
AUTHOR: Peggy Gifford and Valorie Fisher
This is a funny book. I enjoyed it so much that I read it in one sitting. It doesn’t really say, but I think Moxy is about my age and in 6th or 7th grade. And the story in the book covers all the funny things that she does to get out of having to write thank you notes for the Christmas presents she has received.
The problem is that she hates writing thank you notes! She could just refuse to write the notes, but she is promised a very cool reward if she gets the notes written in one day. Plus, her mom insists that she do them before she gets her reward. The reward is that her dad has promised to take her to a big, fancy, Hollywood movie premiere. She might even get to be on TV. But her mom has told she won’t be able to go unless her thank you notes are done.
Moxy tries all sorts of short cuts to get her thank you notes done. Most of them don’t work out very well. First, she thought she would write a single note and run it through the copy machine. That failed because they ended up making thousands of copies instead the 12 she needed. Next she tried to make them look fancy by using gold spray paint. She ended up painting a “T” on her friends clothes and “hank you” on the wall of her room. She got in pretty big trouble for that!
The book has some cool illustrations that really make the book fun to read. You’ll have to read the book to see if she ever makes it to the movie premiere.