Cannonball Read IV: Phineas and Ferb Daredevil Days by Molly McGuire
[Note: Bunny Bean is eight years old and is one of our Junior Cannonballers. She dictated this, her 19th review, to her mother, who kindly entered it on our group blog, adding punctuation only. All of the words are Bunny Bean's.]
This summer, we (my brother Joemyjoe and I) discovered Phineas and Ferb on Netflix. We watched all the episodes and the movie, I got a Ferb doll, and Joemyjoe even got some Perry the Platypus pajamas. Its really funny. Then our grandma came to visit, and she brought us two Phineas and Ferb chapter books (one for me and one for him). My book was Daredevil Days.
Phineas and Ferb are step-brothers who always build and invent things all summer long. They live with their mom and dad and sister, Candace, as well as their pet platypus Perry, who is also a secret agent who always has to defeat the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
In part one of this book, Phineas' grandparents come to visit. Candace is out with her friend rollerskating in the park, and Phineas and Ferb bring the grandparents to go skating, too. They find out that their grandma used to be a roller-derby queen a long time ago. At the park, they run into Jeremy (Candace's boyfriend) and his grandma, who used to be Phineas and Ferb's grandma's roller derby skating enemy. When the two grandmas see each other, their old rivalry starts up again and they start yelling and fighting.
Phineas and Ferb build a huge roller derby rink in their yard, so that the two grandmas can have a race. Both families get together on separate teams to race. Jeremy's little sister Suzy (Candace's mortal enemy!) switches Candace's skates to try and make her lose, but it doesn't work. The two grandmas end up in a tie, and their rivalry keeps going.
Part two of the book is about Ferb's grandfather, who used to be a motorcycle daredevil. Phineas and Ferb build him a new motorcycle to jump over a gorge. They almost fall into the gorge, but luckily Phineas and Ferb designed the motorcycle to be able to fly. Later, the motorcycle lands in the water, and Ferb takes off a wing (one wing already was off, because it got knocked off by a branch) so that it can surf.
I liked part one better, it was funnier and had more fun characters.
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