Sunny Rolls the Dice
Sunny Rolls the Dice

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Annotation: Sunny's life becomes confusing when she starts middle school, with her best friend Deb's interests changing to fashion, boys, makeup, and being cool, while Sunny would rather play Dungeons & Dragons with friends.
Catalog Number: #200767
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Illustrator: Holm, Matthew,
Pages: 215 pages
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: Publisher: 1-338-23314-9 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-6735-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-338-23314-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-6735-4
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 47 It's 1977, and Sunny is just starting seventh grade. She joins a group of boys who play Dungeons & Dragons, and she thoroughly enjoys the game, intrigued by the exciting stories and unusual monsters. Sunny also finds reminders of the game in real life, like comparing the gelatin in the school cafeteria to gelatinous cube monsters and applying the "always check for traps" rule to other risky tasks. But Sunny gets mixed messages from other girls and from teen magazines about how girls should look and act, and she starts to avoid the D & D group. It will be easy for readers to identify with likable Sunny as she struggles to balance her self-image with other people's ideas about who she should be. Colorful, cartoony art adds humor and appeal. Though the book is the third in the series about Sunny, newcomers will easily dive right in. VERDICT A sweet, funny, and silly story with a serious message at its core: stop trying so hard to be cool, and just have fun being yourself. Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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Word Count: 3,369
Reading Level: 2.5
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.5 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 504195 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: GN470L

From the award-winning duo of Jennifer and Matthew Holm comes the third book in the bestselling Sunny series, Sunny Rolls the Dice -- full of heart, laughs, and adventure!

Too cool for school . . . or the least groovy girl in the grade?

Sunny's just made it to middle school . . . and it's making her life very confusing. All her best friend Deb wants to talk about is fashion, boys, makeup, boys, and being cool. Sunny's not against any of these things, but she also doesn't understand why suddenly everything revolves around them. She's much more comfortable when she's in her basement, playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of new friends. Because when you're swordfighting and spider-slaying, it's hard to worry about whether you look cool or not. Especially when it's your turn to roll the 20-sided die.

Trying hard to be cool can make you feel really uncool . . . and it's much more fun to just have fun. Sunny's going to find her groove and her own kind of groovy, with plenty of laughs along the way.


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