7 Ate 9 by Tara Lazar7 Ate 9 by Tara Lazar

7 Ate 9

byTara LazarIllustratorRoss Macdonald

Hardcover | May 16, 2017

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6 has a problem.
Everyone knows that 7 isalwaysafter him. Word on the street is that 7 ate 9. If that's true, 6's days are numbered. Lucky for him, Private I is on the case. But the facts just don't add up.
It's odd.
Will Private I put two and two together and solve the problem . . . or is 6 next in line to be subtracted?
Tara Lazar(www.taralazar.com)is the author ofThe Monstore,I Thought This Was a Bear Book, andLittle Red Gliding Hood. She is a member of the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature. Tara lives in Somerset County, New Jersey, with her husband and two daughters.Ross MacDonald(ross-macdonald.com)is the author and illustrator o...
Title:7 Ate 9Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1484717791

ISBN - 13:9781484717790


Rated 5 out of 5 by from entertaining story filled with puns and humour 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story is a very entertaining story. And how can it not be, having been written by Tara Lazar? Private I is asked by the number 6 to help him. He has heard that 7 Ate 9, and he is scared 7 would soon be after him. Private I pointed out that 7 is always after him – as in 5, 6, 7. That fact doesn’t console 6 and he fears his days are numbered as both 7 and 9 seem to be missing! Private I goes to the café for a slice of pi. (No, I didn’t mean to type pie.) The waitress, whose name is B, has the scoop. She’d heard that 7 ate 9, and she drops a scoop of ice-cream onto Private I’s pie that’s shaped like the number π – which is the mathematical pi. As you can easily figure out from what little I have said – not wanting to give away the whole story – there are many puns and word plays in this funny picture book 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story. The bold, creative illustrations by Ross MacDonald (a Canadian now living in the US) are perfectly suited to the story and visually add to the puns. The reader must pay attention to the illustrations to not miss the added humour. In a surprising and funny conclusion, Private I cleverly solves the mystery of missing 9 and 7, reminding the adult reader a little of Sherlock Holmes. Tara Lazar has cleverly written a book for children that is full of puns, plays on words, and humour. Young readers are sure to enjoy 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story.
Date published: 2017-08-15