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Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh!

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Funny and entertaining read!
Trevor Lee is having a hard time in Third grade and I can't help but root for him as he navigates one challenge after another. An endearing story about overcoming challenges. Highly recommend.
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Cute book, great themes for discussion with middle graders. My son and I really enjoyed reading this together.
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DNF. I couldn't connect with this book at all and found it really hard to get into. I had high hopes for this, which is a shame.
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Great book that I think Struggling readers will really relate to. Trevor Lee has just started 3rd grade and still can’t read any words longer than 3 letters. I have a second grader who struggles with reading and I know this book would encourage her to keep working on her reading skills. 

He shows the reader how his teacher makes him feel & how his struggles make him want to avoid reading at any cost! Even trying to catch chicken pox from the chickens in his garden.

I’d definitely read this with children aged between 6-10.
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It is a good concept for a children's book to give children the courage to read. But the boy in the book said some things in my opinion that were rude. His actions were at points just plain bullying and you can't chalk it up to boys being boys as children repeat everything they read and hear so this is not the behaviour we want to be encouraging. The only way to fix this if you point out that this behaviour is wrong. The relationship between Trevor and Mamaw was sweet and a joy to read. It is a subject that I think needs to be discussed a lot more in children’s books as everyone has a different level of reading but I would have liked to have seen more help from the school side. Overall, it needs a lot of work in terms of the way the character acts towards other children and language he uses plus I didn’t connect to the character because he didn’t open up to his problem he just avoided it for most of the book.
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Fun read with a good lesson--everyone struggles to learn something at some point in their life. For Trevor Lee it is reading. I think for kids reading the book they will be able to relate to the idea of not being the best at a school subject or something else and learn it is alright so long as learning is the goal.
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Trevor Lee is a delightful third grader to meet in this fun story.  I like that the challenges Trevor is presented with is one that many kids can relate to, and his antics are quite humorous and clever.

Overall, a fun story.  Thanks to NetGalley for a great ARC.
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Trevor Lee is starting third grade, and he’s finding it much more difficult than he’d imagined. His teacher, Miss Burger (aka The Boog) is too smart for Trevor Lee. He tries everything he can think of to get out of reading out loud, but nothing works. The Boog still makes his read. She even turns his favorite math problems into word problems, so he’s stuck doing even more reading. 

But at least Trevor Lee has people on his side. His best friend Pinky, who wants to be a fire truck when he grows up, is happy to join in on Trevor Lee’s shenanigans. And he has the support of his parents and his Memaw, who tries to help him when it’s time to feed the chickens and the evil rooster Hippie chases him. 

And then at school Trevor Lee gets the worst news yet. Family Night is coming up, and Miss Burger expects everyone in the class to read out loud. In front of the everyone. Even Trevor Lee. In between the class pictures and the art projects that they do in preparation for Family Night, Trevor Lee spends as much time as he can practicing his reading for the big night. But will it be enough, or will he humiliate himself in front of his class, his parents, his teacher, and his Memaw? 

Wiley Blevins’ new book Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh is a charming book about the struggles that some kids have with learning to read. It could be very helpful to other kids who struggle with the same thing, or to boost empathy in those who are stronger readers. With some adorable drawings by Marta Kissi and some truly laugh-out-loud adventures, Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh is a fun back-to-school book for kids and parents alike. 

Galleys for Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh were provided by One Elm Books through NetGalley, with many thanks.
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A fabulous read for middle schoolers!

Full of childhood wonder, Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh! by Wiley Blevins is a superb novel packed with comedy and fun. Trevor Lee felt more like a good friend to me than a protagonist. His struggle with reading, not improved by the horrors of public speaking, made him such a lovable character. The pages in this book seemed to whizz by. The illustrations perfectly depicted different occurrences and the affable characters didn't end with Trevor Lee. His best friend, Pinky and his arch enemy, Sally Mae were just as winsome, as was his grandma, Mamaw McGee.  I  wanted to know more about every single character in this book. Wiley Blevins has fashioned a marvellous book that I highly recommend, without any hesitation.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from One Elm Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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Trevor Lee is a third grade boy who is great at math, but who struggles with reading. In fact, Trevor is so nervous about having to read aloud that he wets his pants in front of everyone on the first day of school when his teacher asks him to read. Eeek! Trevor’s saving grace is his grandma, Mamaw McGee, who sits with him at home and encourages him to keep trying to read and to not give up when it gets tough. At the very end, we learn there’s a reason Trevor’s Mamaw was so persistent and it reminds us that we never know what each other’s challenges are unless we share. At the conclusion, we discover that the story is based on the author’s personal trials.

One of my brothers is dyslexic and dysgraphic and I remember, so well, his painful trials through school. He was diagnosed when he was in 3rd grade, during a time when educators didn’t know much about his disability. For a child experiencing that level of frustration, this book will served as a mirror, providing a few humorous snickers in the midst of painful understanding. And while this story wasn’t intended to go into the realistic details of identifying a learning disability and providing service (in fact, we are never told explicitly if Trevor Lee has a disability or if he just slipped through the cracks during his first three years of school), I do hope that any child who can identify with Trevor will get the help they need and not merely be forced to read aloud (ESPECIALLY in front of a crowd of people).

Thanks to NetGallery and One ELM Press for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This book is aimed at 2nd or 3rd graders.  I am 60 years old and I laughed out loud several times.  It is very well written.  Trevor Lee is starting 3rd grade.  His teacher, which they call the Boog, wants the class to read a book for Family Night.  The problem is that Trevor can’t read.  He overhears his parents discussing moving him back to 2nd grade.  Trevor and his best friend, Pinky, cannot let that happen.  Between skirting Hippie, the Rooster, getting into trouble at the apple orchard and (gasp) word problems in math.  Trevor is afraid that he might not be able to read in front of the parents.  How embarrassing that would be!

I can’t rave enough about this light chapter book.  It is accompanied by a few drawings that are wonderful in their simplicity.  Trevor and Pinky are hilarious in their antics both in school and out of it.  They are not complex but are fun and delightful.  


I received an ARC from One Elm Books through NetGalley.  This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.  I am voluntarily submitting this review.
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I absolutely loved this book! It’s light, funny and entertaining! 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced digital copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley and One Elm Books for the opportunity to read an advanced copy!
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This is a fun early middle grades chapter book. Poor Trevor Lee...many misfortunes and adventures.
This would be a good beginner chapter book
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Trevor Lee made me laugh out loud. This sweet and goofy story was the perfect setting for the more serious storyline of struggling to read. Nice balance of screwball comedy and tenderness. Perfect for early grade boys, and anyone who has felt school was a challenge.
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An adorable book about a third grader named Trevor Lee. Trevor Lee hates school and would do anything to avoid going to school. His best friend is Pinky. They've been friends since kindergarten. Pinky is a boy despite having a girl's name. He's also the smallest and loudest kid in class. 

Trevor can not read very well and would go to any lengths to get out of reading. The way Trevor explains some things is so funny I had to stop reading and just sit back and have a good laugh before I could continue.  

Thank you to Wiley Blevins, One Elm Books and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh! by Wiley Blevins is a fantastic comedy full of southern charm and childhood wonder. Trevor Lee feels more like a best friend you'd want to have than a protagonist. His struggle with reading, made worse by adding public speaking into it, makes him such a lovable character. His complaints about the day make him feel like like a 3rd grade Benjamin Franklin. The pages on this book seemed to fly by. The illustrations perfectly capture scenes and there is very little wrong with this book. Reading the story Trevor Lee needs to read seems a bit over-the-top, but otherwise, there are no critiques to be had about the book. The lovable characters don't just stop at Trevor Lee. His best friend Pinky, his #1 enemy Sally Mae and her twin are equally lovable, as is the terrible Ms. Burger and especially Trevor Lee's lovable Mamaw. There is not a single character in this book that readers won't want to know more about. Wiley Blevins has crafted a great book perfect for anyone that wants an enjoyable, relatable read. Also, as an elementary school teacher, this book is perfect for the classroom for analyzing plot, characters, and storytelling.
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Oh, Trevor Lee, you are adorable! I really didn't expect for a "children's book" to make me feel so many feels. I have a son who will be in 3rd grade next year that struggles with reading comprehension, This contributes to his willingness (or lack of) to read vs having me or his dad read to him. I am an avid reader who has had a lifelong love of books and assumed that reading would come easy since books are a staple in our house. I appreciate the POV from Trevor and seeing it from another prospective instead of my own. I loved that he overcame his reading obstacles with the help of the adults in his life who only want the best for him, much like my own son. I especially loved the end the most and that the author based this book on his own childhood. Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book early, it will definitely be added to our collection when it is published.
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Loved this book! I shared it with one of my fifth graders who adores the characters and was able to relate to Trevor Lee! This book is great for reluctant readers! Thank you!
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Thank you to NetGalley for a free digital ARC in exchange for my honest review. 

I really liked the idea of this book because of it touching on a child struggling to read. It is a relatable romp through third grade life for many elementary kids. Of course it does fall in to the stereotypical boy default jokes of boogers, butts and poop. Kids will really like this book.
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I absolutely loved this book. One of the scenes that I particularly enjoyed was the author's description of the relationship of Trevor and the rooster. It took me back to my childhood where I had a similar experience. Made me laugh in retrospect.

Aside from that I like the way, life is viewed from the eyes of a child. How learning is difficult and how everyone faces different challenges as they grow up.
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