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By Kristen Breck, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.

Book Katy Kelly Humor 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

the book { horrible don't read melonhead} of terror [melonhead]

i don' think it's a good book it is so boring it's like watching your teacher read the whole harry potter series in two hours.
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

MELONHEAD is a delightful romp through the life of a ten-year-old boy, and is filled with positive good energy. There's plenty of boy and girl appeal in this story full of friendships and classmates. The Washington DC backdrop adds color to the boys' adventures, as famous landmarks are part of their neighborhood.

As the boys come up with new ideas for a reinvention, readers also learn about real-life inventions and the people who invented them. This story is good for reading aloud or reading alone, and is a big high-five.

Book Details

  • Author: Katy Kelly
  • Illustrator: Gillian Johnson
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: March 10, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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