So what if Stuey isn’t the world’s best reader, doesn’t get to play on his soccer dream team, and has to put up with the most annoying girl on the planet… Somehow Stuey always makes life work. He’s forever hatching schemes, and this year’s Great Halloween Caper might just take the cake. Second grade has its share of challenges, but when Stuey puts his mind to it, he can survive practically anything... or can he?
- USA Today
"Jane Schoenberg has crafted a lovely transition–an easy-to-read chapter book with a few simple drawings."
- Booklist Online
"...this small volume is well designed for readers who are moving up to chapter books."
- School Library Journal
"Each story neatly encapsulates a dilemma to which most young readers will be able to relate. There are enough laughs to keep them engaged, and pen-and-ink illustrations bring the colorful characters to life."
- Parents Express Philadelphia
"Schoenberg has a fine gift for dialogue... Stuey is like many second graders, which is why young readers will eagerly want to read about him."
"Stuey's fans will be crossing their fingers for a sequel."
- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Stuey is hugely likable, and readers will easily identify with his actions and reflections. His humorous narration has an authentic robustness that suits his personality as well as making this an excellent choice for a group readaloud...Anticipate requests for more Stuey tales."
- Publishers Weekly
"...Schoenberg demonstrates a knack for lively, humorous, and at times combative interpersonal dynamics through Stuey's interactions... Readers will easily recognize analogues to Stuey and his crew in their own lives and welcome more of his adventures."
"Kids will love Stuey's daring schemes, laugh long and hard at his missteps, and sympathize with his hidden fears."
- Ann Cameron, author of The Stories Julian Tells
"Schoenberg perfectly captures the humor, and heart, of second grade."
- Claudia Mills, author of 7 x 9 = Trouble!