By Scholastic

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2011


Leo’s dad is the janitor at the Whippet Hotel, where every floor has mysterious secrets: rooms that move like roller coasters, rooms that play like life-sized pinball machines, and ducks who seem to know more about the hotel than anyone else. When the Whippet’s creator disappears, corporate takeover looks likely. It’s up to Leo to figure out what’s going on, before the magic building disappears forever. A whimsical read that marks the beginning of a new series, kids will find it hard to put this book down. (Scholastic, $11.07)