Ghost Buddy Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
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Now That the Mayan Apocalypse Has Jumped the Shark, What's Next?

By Mswas Sawsm | Book Reviews | December 23, 2012 | Comments ()


If you're reading this, you've survived the end of the Mayan calendar. If you can't read this, then either the world is over, or we've been hacked again.

So you've come through yet another harrowing media-fueled apocalyptic panic, and you're probably wondering what you can possibly do until you have to prepare for the next emergency. Well, do I have a suggestion for you.

Sign up for Cannonball Read V!

If you think, "Oh that reading and writing s*** isn't for me," think again. Why, even a 6-year-old can do it. Think I'm wrong? Well just read the cutest review ever, from our youngest junior Cannonballer, 6-year-old joemyjoe, as dictated to his mother, Scootsa1000:

Cannonball Read IV: Ghost Buddy Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

I just read a book called Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero (I just call it Ghost Buddy) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. I loved it.

Its about a boy named Billy Broccoli and a ghost named Hoover Porthouse. Billy and his family move into a really old house and it has a ghost in it, a ghost of a boy who died there 99 years ago. At first, Hoover scared Billy, but they became friends after a while. Billy didn't want his own ghost, but he realized that his ghost could help him with some bullies who bothered him at school.

Billy and Hoover played some tricks on a bully named Rod Broadstone. They made it seem like Billy was much stronger than he was, so that Rod wouldn't think he was a weakling to pick on.

It was a good story about bullying and why you should never do it. It can hurt peoples' feelings and their bodies. But it was also a really funny book. It made me laugh.

There are more Ghost Buddy books and I want to read them all.

My mom says that when she was little, Henry Winkler was a really cool and famous guy. She sent him a tweet about how much I loved this book, and she was really excited that he tweeted her back!

Look what happens when you join Cannonball Read - you could get RETWEETED by the FONZ. How can you resist that? Come on along for #5, it's gonna be a blast. Aaaaaaaaay!


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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • luckypete

    I know it's already 2013, but is it really to late to sign on for Cannonball Read V? I clicked on the link and was informed it's already closed. Really?!?

  • Jelinas

    Rock on, joemyjoe!! That was a great review, and I hope I can read the book! :)

  • TK

    This child's writing has shamed me. Curse you, joemyjoe, you precocious nugget of awesome.

  • denesteak

    I didn't do it last year because I thought I'd be too busy. I was incredibly busy, but I also felt a great lack. So I signed up for CBRV this year, busy-ness be damned!!

    Does it officially start Jan 1?

  • mswas

    Yes! Jan. 1 is when you can start officially posting!

  • denesteak


  • Sara Habein

    Good job, joemyjoe. Keep on reading.

  • cinekat

    The Fonz was my gradation speaker and handed me my bachelor deploma. Yeah, I felt special.

  • mswas

    Do you have a photo of yourself with the Fonz?

  • Malin

    Very good review, joemyjoe. It sounds like a pretty fun book, and you summarized it really well. I hope you keep reading, and take part in next year's Cannonball as well.

  • ,

    How do we know the Mayans were wrong? Did anyone take a headcount to see who's not here anymore?

  • John W


  • Shonda

    Terrific review, joemyjoe! I think my nephew might like this book. He's a little older than you but he likes ghosts so I'll tell him about this book. Do you think you will review any more in the Ghost Buddy series? I think you should. You did a great job with this review. Way to go! (And hey, mods, put up a cooler pic of the Fonz than shark jumping. joemyjoe deserves better!)

  • Shonda

    Wait, never mind. Maya. Shark jumping. Got it.

  • John G.

    Ok, I see how Mswas is an anagram for Sawsm, but neither form a real word, so ....

  • Caitcat

    Sounds like a great book. Awesome review!

  • Retweeted by the Fonz at six? Coolamundo, joemyjoe.

  • firedmyass

    Winkler seems like a very nice man. Too bad Chachi turned out to be such a gaping butthole.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Excellent review, joemyjoe! Will you be Cannonballing again next year? I hope so! You are quite good at reviews!

  • SabrinaHatesDisqus

    Aw, man. I want to be retweeted by Barry Zuckerkorn, but I don't have a tweeter.

  • Green Lantern

    Maybe you could get retweeted by Sy Mittleman instead.

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