Donald Zinkoff is a loser but
he doesn't know it. He's the kid who wore a giraffe hat on the first
day of first grade and giggles uncontrollably. He's the kind of kid
others will often say is a "geek" or a "dork". But Donald Zinkoff
doesn't car. When Donald Zinkoff is happy he likes to shout "Yahoo!"
One day, a little girl is missing in a blizzard and Donald gives his all
to try and find her. Is Donald Zinkoff really a loser? You
decide. Read Loser by Jerry Spinelli. (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
Meet Donald Zinkoff.
We've all known a kid like him somewhere in our school days. He's
just there. He's just part of the scenery like the cars parked by
the side of the road or the green plastic cans on trash day. He's
not anyone you give much thought to. Except he seems to be having
more fun than you. He seems to see the world just a bit differently.
Donald doesn't see his shortcomings. As he grows from 1st grade through
middle school, other students do become more aware of Donald's clumsiness,
lack of good grades, lack of friends. By the time he's in 5th grade,
the word "loser" is being used when anyone talks about him. Donald
doesn't see it though. He doesn't see himself as a loser. Will
"Yahoo" Zinkoff shouts in laughter
ever and ever again while falling out of his seat. Have you ever
thought you haven't fit in with 'the crowd'? The kids all laugh and make
up names for you. As your best friends come and go you never have
anyone who cares for you. Probably not, but for Donald Zinkoff it's
a whole other story! Zinkoff is the only kid who loves school, but
how, when his school doesn't love him? "Just leave Zinkoff and NEVER
come back" Many teachers say! His best friend, Hector Binns, makes
a candle out of ear wax and Zinkoff wants just like him. Why you
say, because that's just who he is. A boy with a mind filled with
a million dreams. Will Zinkoff ever make friends or be the big word
around school? Find out and read Loser by Jerry Spinelli! (Max S.,
The book Loser By: Jerry Spenelli
is about a boy who becomes a hero. His name Is Donald Zinkoff and he wants
to be like his father the mail man. Donald Zinkoff loves everyone and everything.
No one Likes him also they have a special name for him it is loser. When
a girl goes missing the adventure starts.
I would recommend this book
to 4-7 grades because they would understand the book the most. (Andrew,
How it is to be a loser? Loser
is a book by the author Jerry, Spinelli. It talks about a boy his name
is Donald Zinkoff. Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids, he laughs
easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue a little girl
from the streets. The only problem is, he’s a loser. Even though his classmates
from first grade on have considered him a loser, Donald Zinkoff’s who support
of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.
I hope that you read
this book and specialty for the readers those loves to read comics book
because loser is a book about comedy and how to be not a loser like Donald
who’s always a loser and I will hope that you read this book and enjoy
it because it’s an assume book. (Charles H, K-12 student)
Imagine being someone that
no one likes to be around or hang out with and not even notice that you
are different than all of the other kids.
Loser is a book by Jerry Spinelli
about a kid named Donald Zinkoff but most people call him by his last name,
Zinkoff. Donald is a boy who pretty much lives in his own kind of world
and unlike other kids he’s not very good at sports and he likes to go to
school except he’s not the most intelligent kid in class. There is also
a day that Zinkoff skips school because it is field day and the year before
he lost the race for his team and he didn't want to humiliate himself again.
This book takes you on a journey through Zinkoff’s childhood and the crazy
and weird days that he has. He also overcomes one of his fears, the deep
dark cellar in his basement.
I would recommend this book
to people who like reading fun books about someone’s life. Also because
I think people should be able to read this book and realize that even people
that stick out like a fish out of water they can still become somebody.
(Dominic C, K-12 student)