Big Whopper (Zigzag Kids, Book 2)

Big Whopper (Zigzag Kids, Book 2)

Patricia Reilly Giff

Language: English

Pages: 20

ISBN: 0553494694

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center.

It’s Discovery Week at the Zigzag Afternoon Center! Everyone writes their discoveries on a big sheet of paper in the hallway. But Destiny Washington can’t think of anything new to discover. Before she knows it, Destiny has told a BIG whopper. And snooty Gina, who’s great at discovering things, knows all about it. Destiny has to find a way out of the whopper. In the end, she makes the best discovery of all.
 
In this delightful new series, award-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff introduces readers to a quirky, lovable group of kids, capturing all the excitement and surprises of new friends and after-school fun.

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down and ducked into the girls’ room. She leaned toward the mirror. Her nose almost touched the glass. Her eyes crossed. Today she had a purple stripe in her hair. Her mother had sprayed it on last night. What could be better? She wasn’t going to think about discoveries right now. Today was filled with good things. She was going straight to the art room. In the hall, Trevor, a kindergarten kid, was sitting on Mr. Oakley’s shoulders. Mr. Oakley was a grandfather. He helped out at the

knew he was thinking the same thing. She began to slide out of the lunchroom. But the lunchroom lady clapped her hands. “Destiny. Destiny Washington.” Destiny walked back slowly. “Did you call me?” Everyone else was gone now. The lunchroom lady patted a seat at a table. “Sit a minute,” she said. Destiny sat down. She thought about taking another bag of pineapple. She didn’t, though. She was ready to cry. She’d never get Abraham Washington back before Ms. Katz saw it. “I like your bangs,”

the lunch lady said. “Thank you,” Destiny said. “It was very nice of you to try the pineapple,” the lunch lady said. “Thank you,” Destiny whispered. “So what’s wrong? You can tell me.” Destiny looked toward the doorway. Mitchell was waiting for her. So was Sumiko. She was doing a handstand. “Nothing’s wrong.” Destiny’s eyes burned. The lunch lady was smiling a little. “When something is wrong, I cook up some turnips.” “Do you like turnips?” Destiny asked. “Of course not,” the lunch lady

first,” she said. Destiny followed her. She saw the sign. DISCOVER THE PRESIDENTS. “You can even see their pictures,” Gina said. Destiny felt her own heart thumping. “Let’s go somewhere else.” Gina turned. “I guess this is borrrrring for you.” What was Gina talking about? “You know all about the presidents,” Gina said. “Just think about your greatest-grandfather.” Destiny swallowed. “You said you knew something about me. For the not-so-white discovery board.” “Yes.” Gina slid onto a bench

first,” she said. Destiny followed her. She saw the sign. DISCOVER THE PRESIDENTS. “You can even see their pictures,” Gina said. Destiny felt her own heart thumping. “Let’s go somewhere else.” Gina turned. “I guess this is borrrrring for you.” What was Gina talking about? “You know all about the presidents,” Gina said. “Just think about your greatest-grandfather.” Destiny swallowed. “You said you knew something about me. For the not-so-white discovery board.” “Yes.” Gina slid onto a bench

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