Frindle by Andrew Clements


Bibliographic Information: Clements, Andrew (1999). Frindle. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster Books.

Brief Annotation: When Nick Allen finds out how words are created, he is inspired to create one. He begins calling pens ‘frindles’ and suddenly, the term takes off. 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: Grades 4-5

Readers who will like this: Students who are creative and student who are fascinated by words will love this book. This book is also sprinkled with humor, so students who want to laugh will appreciate it.

Rating/Response: 8/10. A memorable book from my childhood, it has stuck with me to this day. It  is funny and has a good plot, but the writing is lacking at some points.


One question you would ask before a read aloud: How are words created?

Posted by: Billy Gregg


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