Reviewed by Evan K. (age 8)
I like this book because Freddy takes a risk. In the story Freddy tries out for a play for the first time. And he also gets the lead role. He dresses up as the green kangaroo and he has to practice jumping in order to be the green kangaroo. Freddy reminds me of myself because one time I took a risk like Freddy and decided to go on a zip line. Like Freddy I had fun trying something new. The pencil sketch illustrations by Amy Aitken help the reader understand the book. For example one picture shows Mike trying on his new clothes and Freddy looks jealous because he is getting all of Mike's hand-me-downs.
I recommend this book to 2nd to 3rd graders who are middle children and need help so they can work it out. I would give this book five out of five stars because itís a great book with great characters.