Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

January 30th, 2018 by

Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. KingSubmitted by Greyson, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was so good because he found this animal that looks like pig but slimmy. It eats plastic only. Obe wont let any one see the animal he calls Marvin. It is so good you should read it.

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

January 29th, 2018 by

Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. KingSubmitted by Owen, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is amazing! Me and Marvin Gardens is book about a kid named Obe who isn’t the most popular kid or the most cool or anything like that. He mainly loves picking up garbage that is left by HIS creek. Obe used to be friends with a boy named Tommy, but he turned on Obe. One day, Obe goes out to pick up trash and plastic left by his creek, as he is doing this he sees a dog, but it doesn’t look like a dog. It is slimy! It has the snout of a dog and the body of a pig. He doesn’t know what to do with this animal. Read to find out what Obe will do with this animal.

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

January 27th, 2018 by

Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. KingSubmitted by Damien, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

this book is truly awesome. when marvin walks in its hilarious because obe thinks marvin is eating his liver but marvin is eating the plastic bag that obe had and then obe thinks marvin is the pollution solution but it turns out that marvins scat is toxic which makes the whole entire thing go the other why around. later on in the book obe old friend Tommy finds out about marvin and when obe finds out he gets kind of angry at marvin for leting tommy find out about him. more later on tommy is trying to catch marvin but marvin is to smart to get caught. soon obe ends up telling people that he trusts about marvin so his science teacher comes and so does her friend and the game wardento look at the animal and protect it.

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King: Book Review

April 23rd, 2017 by

Most people know that recycling and reducing waste is important, but for some reason, there’s always that one annoying person who doesn’t do their part. 🙁 Eleven-year-old Obe Devlin, the main character of Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King, is NOT that person. Recycling and reducing the amount of plastic in the world really matters to him, especially on his ancestral land of Devlin, which is now being taken over by housing developments.

New neighbors aren’t the only addition to Obe’s life. While he picks up trash in the local creek, he discovers a new animal: part dog, part pig, very slimy, and most interestingly… it loves to eat plastic. Obe names his new friend Marvin Gardens, after the property in the game Monopoly. Could Marvin Gardens be the solution to the plastic problem on Earth?

In addition to discovering an entirely new species (and keeping it secret), Obe has to deal with math homework, his dad who just doesn’t understand him, and a former best friend who has turned into his bully. Keeping Marvin Gardens a secret turns out to be an excellent idea, especially when Obe discovers that Marvin’s extremely smelly poop could be toxic. But Obe can’t keep Marvin a secret forever, especially with all the construction happening in his neighborhood. What happens when other people find out about him? Could Marvin Gardens be the solution to the plastic problem on our planet? Will ex-best-friend Tommy ever stop being a jerk? Read Me and Marvin Gardens to find out!

I have to admit this book took me by surprise because even though there aren’t any big action scenes, I kept turning every page because I needed to know what would happen to Obe and Marvin. My only concern was that some questions are left open-ended at the end of the book — but that means there could be a sequel! Right, Amy Sarig King? Right?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and any reader who cares about the environment and the fate of our planet should check it out. It’s a great read if you’re ever feeling lonely and want to know if picking up litter will actually make a difference in the world — turns out it could, especially if you end up finding a fantastical animal like Obe does!

— Nancy

Nancy gets annoyed by people who litter, and fervently prays that one day the litter will magically awake and attack the litterbug.

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