Genies Don't Ride Bicycles

Written by Debbie Dadey

Reviewed by Desiree M. (age 10)

Genies Don't Ride Bicycles was about some kids who had big wishes. They wanted candy for lunch, to get a new car, their mean teacher to become nice, and to get a certain yard clean. One day they found a green bottle stuck in a tree and they tried to pull it out. They opened it up and it really stunk. Something amazing began to happen.

My favorite person was Eddie. I liked him because when he got mad, he called people names. He was hysterical. Let me tell you one thing before you read this book. Eddie is a sour skittle because he snaps at people when he doesn't get his way. I felt sad because I don't have a genie for my friend and I have big wishes just like the kids in this book. I loved the author's touch of realistic fiction.

I'd recommend this book to a person with big wishes just like the kids in the book. You could connect with them in this book because you might have the same wishes.

Desiree M. is a student in Ms. Breckenridge's 3rd and 4th Grade Classes
2003-2004