- Meaghan O'Brien
Does anyone actually like writing thank-you notes? Of course, you are grateful and thankful for the thoughtful gifts from your loved ones, but what do you actually write in the thank-you note? And how long does the note have to be?
In Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes, by Peggy Gifford, ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell, who is a master procrastinator, has promised her mother that she will have all of her holiday thank-you notes finished by the day after Christmas. Part of the rush is due to the fact that she and her brother, Mark, are going to visit their father in California and are going to a star-studded New Year’s Eve Hollywood bash. In order to go to California and attend the fun New Year’s Eve party Moxy MUST have her thank-you notes finished. In true Moxy fashion, she finds plenty of activities to distract her from her task. As time ticks by, Moxy develops many shortcut plans in order to have her thank-you notes done on time...one of which includes her stepfather’s brand-new copy machine and a can of gold spray paint.
Will Moxy be able to finish her thank you notes in time to attend the New Year’s Eve party?
Peggy Gifford successfully continues the hilarious misadventures of Moxy Maxwell in Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes. In this sequel to her first book, Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little, Gifford continues in the same unusual format: large type, short chapters with some chapters containing little or no text, generous line spacing, and photographs taken by Moxy’s brother, Mark. The chapters run just like Moxy’s thoughts--which jump from topic to topic. Readers will delight in Moxy’s outrageous schemes and any procrastinator can relate to her character. Readers who loved the first book will certainly love this one as well--though it stands on its own.