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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker

By Amanda May Dundas, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+


This was a fun book to read about the trials of Teddy Mars, a kid from a huge family who has a huge dream: Getting in the Guiness Book of World Records. It was funny, but not laugh-out-loud funny. My pet peeve was the author's overuse of the word "clearly." It seriously shows up about every third page. That's my biggest complaint :)

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TEDDY MARS: ALMOST A WORLD RECORD BREAKER is upbeat and amusing and will delight readers of all ages. Young readers likely will relate to Teddy's frustration with his lack of privacy and overbearing siblings, while adults will empathize with Teddy's parents, who are so busy dealing with the demands of a large household that they don't have the time or energy to deal with petty squabbles. Teddy is well-meaning even when he's misguided, and both adults and kids will be cheering him on by the end.

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