Sunday, July 17, 2011
The Contest Kid and the Big Prize by Barbara Brooks Wallace.
This book was originally published under the title of Hawkins. Harvey loves getting things for free and he loves contests. He finds a newspaper on the sidewalk with a panel that offers something for free. What is it? He's not sure because the bottom part of the panel is torn off. He fills it out anyway and one day a big surprise arrives at his front door and he can't believe his eyes. It's an easy read with some full page, detailed ink sketches scattered throughout the novel which adds interest.