Marty McGuire's third-grade class has a special assignment: Save the Earth! Even more exciting, the best project wins a special award. Marty's pretty sure her classmates' ideas won't stand a chance against her plan to turn the garbage from the school cafeteria into fertilizer. All she needs is a little help from her teammate and best friend, Annie — and the worms in her grandma's garden.
But it turns out that worms are awfully SLOW eaters. And when the critters escape, the whole class starts grumbling. Can Marty save the Earth without losing her friends? Any kid who's found that "simple" experiments are harder than they seem will appreciate Marty's frustration, as well as her pride when her lowly little worms work just as they're supposed to. Fans of the nature-loving, independent Marty McGuire will love seeing her return in this green-themed adventure.
"Messner gets all the details of third grade right [and] Floca's black-and-white sketches are filled with movement and emotion.... Believable and endearing characters in a realistic elementary-school setting will be just the thing for fans of Clementine and Ramona." — Kirkus
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2012|
|Series Name||Marty McGuire|