The Zack Files Yikes! Grandma's a Teenager

Written by Dan Greenburg
Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Reviewed by Melani M. (age 9)

Has your grandma ever started aging backwards? Well, in The Zack Files Series, Yikes! My Grandmaís a Teenager, by Dan Greenburg; Zackís grandmother does just that. In the beginning Grandma Leah is not feeling too well. She thinks sleep will help, but the next morning when she wakes up, she is Zackís dadís age. But that is not the end of it! She keeps getting younger. Zack and his dad are worried that soon she might disappear. And if she disappears, Zackís dad will never have been born and that means Zack will never have been born! What will they do? Read the book to find out if Grandma Leah disappears.

I like this book because it is funny. For example, Grandma Leah, who is already a teenager, starts getting even younger in the middle of Grandparentís Day at Zackís school. Her clothes start getting too big and she starts acting younger. She starts talking in a younger voice. Plus when she trips and falls, someone laughs at her. She throws a sandwich at him and that starts a food fight. This book reminds me of another book in the Zack Files series called Now you See Me...Now You Don't. These two books are similar because another character changes form. This time, Zack becomes invisible. The illustrations in this book help the reader understand the characters' feelings better. For example there's a picture of Grandma Leah looking confused in the middle of a food fight at Grandparents' Day. These are some reasons why I like this book.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a funny story because this book made me laugh. Can you imagine if your grandma started getting younger and younger? I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Melani M. is a student in Mrs. Kayser's 3rd Grade Class
2014-2015