Looking forward to his graduation party What they are not looking forward to is a standardised test that is going to take place in the last week of their fifth grade school year So as RIP prepares to play with his favorite basketball group who are called the Hoops Machine a bunch of his friends plan to boycott the test RIP faces a dilemma if he joins his friends in the boycott then he risks losing
a game of a lifetime not to mention the job of their favorite teacher MrAcevedo who believes in the children s game of a lifetime not to mention the job of their favorite teacher MrAcevedo who believes in the children s to assert themselves On the other hand if he chooses to give the test he goes against his friends if he chooses to give the test he goes against his friends well as his own core belief What I liked the most about this book was the important role that the grown ups play in this book Whether it is their favorite teacher MrAcevedo who shows them video clips of star war movies and gets them to think about how experiences help in the growth of characters or the protagonist s mother who might have contrary views to her son and yet wants to support him in his initiative their roles have been etched out to perfection Whether the adults are right or wrong they definitely have a strong influence on the children and stand by them through thick or thin just like any of us would do for our child As I said before just as the characters in this book learnt and grew by the end of the story the reading of this book taught me a valuable lessonit pays to stick through the endmy very own personal growth along with Mason Irving Love this series sorry to see it end Every id should have teachers like Mr Acevedo at least Lunatics 2014 know in their school careers Rip asks if his future middle school teacher would read aloud like Mr Acevedo or if middle school teacher would read aloud at all So sad that Rip has to ask that so sad that he probably will be disappointed with the answer Also love the shout outs toid The History Of Canada kit greats Experiences like this change the trajectory of your basketball life they do they do And they can also change the trajectory of your entire life if you allow it This story the final in the series is a wonderful culminating end to an amazing journey This series has the power to do just thatchange the trajectory of someone s life for the better Phil just has such a way to bring characters to life and have them be catalysts for change growth and the goodness wenow can and is possible in our world Really going to miss this series One of my favorite middle grade series comes to an end Excellent conclusion I ve really enjoyed all the Rip and Red books the writing style is very Collins British Bird Guide kid oriented without being dumb or lapsing into fart jokes etc It also has great details related to basketball that are very realistic and not preachy Diverse characters include diff The fourth book in the Rip and Red series Most Valuable Players is my favorite in the series so far Phil Bildner once again highlights the power of our young men and women to make a difference throughindness and working together My students are going to be so excited. Le school basketball tryouts and walking at the graduation ceremony are in jeopardy So is Mr A's job But luckilyfor Rip Red their classmates and their teacher when you stand up for what you believe in the people you've touched along the way rally to your corner Most Valuable Players is the fourth book in the Rip Red series written by Phil Bildner with illustrations by Tim Prober.
Phil Bildner × 6 REVIEWMany times when I read a series I prefer the first books over the later books in the series With Rip Red I could not love the last book In Most Valuable Players Rip Red are finishing up their final days in fifth grade There are many familiar characters Mr Acevedo Avery Diego Mega man There is basketball of course But the way Phil has shown four books worth of growth in
Rip Red And TheirRed and their is just perfection I The Synja Tales know a bit about Phil s personal story and therefore I can see pieces of his life scattered throughout the book which made my heart sing Scenes with Bubba Chuck I m guessing are inspired by his beloved Katniss and I love love love the story behind how Sinanis got his nickname Hilariously brilliant I could totally picture this happeningI also appreciate the message to stand up and speak out for what you believe in especially in our current climate andids also need to feel empowered They also need to be prepared for the conseuences of their actions as we all do It s a great lesson for everyone Strength in numbersThis book is one I cannot WAIT to get in the hands of my students Best Friends Rip and Red are excited about finally graduating 5th grade and going onto middle school but before they get there finally graduating 5th grade and going onto middle school but before they get there have one week of school left and some exciting graduation activities that will happen There will be graduation a gala party and a trick basketball demonstration by some of Rip s heroes The Hoops Machine When the school board insists that the 5th graders take one standardized test without giving a good reason for it the students call for and stage their own protest and opt out from taking it They use lessons they have learned all school year from their cool teacher Mr Acevedo but are they mature enough to hand the conseuencesThis high interest novel which is the 4th book in the Rip and Red series will appeal to middle grade readers with its message and the fast paced basketball related story Readers new to Rip and Red will be able to follow the story as it stands alone but may want to go back and read all of their adventures Phil Bildner builds a diverse cast of central and supplemental characters as for example Red is on the spectrum and one of their basketball loving classmates is in a wheelchair but sometimes these diverse inclusion slide into didactic or stereotypes like the Hoops Machine player who speaks street with a you be street slang vocabulary even though her mother is a teacher and the big parent storm meeting becomes a little predictable when the school board goes too far into their punishment Overall though a fine contemporary fiction choice that will be popular with middle grade readers and with its mentions of real books games and movies that ids might want to check out I would recommend for any school or public library collectionThis book was provided by the publisher for professional review by SWON Libraries My daughter and I have loved every one of this Rip and Red series and this one was no exception The normalization of. In the fourth book of the Rip and Red series the two boys have one last basketball thrill ride before the end of fifth gradeIt's fifth grade graduation time for Rip and Red and this year's festivities are going to be extra special because Reese Jones Elementary is also celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary As part of the gala Hoops Machine the exhibition basketball team is pa. Difference the lessons about using your voice and the anticipation of how the story will transpire make this one of my favorite books I ve read to my daughter She saysI can t believe that Rip and Lesley Irving were playing and guess who won E ARC from Edelweiss PlusRip and Red are sad that 5th grade is ending and than a little apprehensive about what middle school will bring but looking forward to the big celebration that will take place Not only is there a graduation but there is a school fund raiser that will include the Hoops Machine an humorous exhibition team Rip has been selected to go on the court with him and is very excited However when reuired tests are scheduled to be administered during the last week of school the students start to rebel They have enjoyed their uirky teacher Mr Acevedo and feel that the tests are not a true test of what they have learned in fifth grade Unfortunately the school board decides that the entire fifth grade will be ept from participating in the fundraiser and the Hoops Machine game since they refused to take the test Can the parents prevail one final time at the boys schoolStrengths Anything involving basketball is great and the ensemble cast is full of appealing characters Mr Bildner works in a lot of fun activities and school events for the characters and they all seem to have supportive and diverse family structures Circumstances are portrayed realistically and there are conseuences for actions Weaknesses Testing is here to stay It always has been around and polemics against it help no one This was the one part of the book that struck me as unrealistic we have had any number of students opt out of testing and there are never any negative conseuences for the students I "don t think we area allowed by law to assign any There are of course negative conseuences for teachers "t think we area allowed by law to assign any There are of course negative conseuences for teachers the school when students who are doing well in school don t take the state tests but it doesn t really help students to belabor that pointWhat I really think I was hoping this series would circulate but it hasn t Perhaps the cover illustrations are appealing to elementary school students I think I will pass on purchase Most Valuable players by Phil BildnerSuccess is measured by not what you have achieved but by the obstacles that you have overcome A uote from the story and a uote that you have overcome A uote from the story and a uote buried itself deep in my heart Every once in a while a book comes along the reading of which in itself is a lesson When I started reading this book I started out feeling bored I m not an avid follower of basketball and the first couple of chapters and uite a subseuent number of pages have been dedicated to a play by play description of the game That being said a die hard fan of the game would love those descriptions and probably could even imagine what s exactly going on as that s how good the descriptions in this book are The protagonist Mason Irving also nown as RIP is a fifth grader and a basketball player who along with the rest of his fifth grader friends is. Ying a visit and Rip may be playing a surprise role But he and his friends need to finish their schoolwork first which includes taking a newly reuired standardized test However when the students of Room 208 begin to uestion the need to take the test a mini opt out movement gains momentum When the administration gets wind of this rebellion in Mr Acevedo's class Hoops Machine midd. ,