Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip."
Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alaina.loescher - LibraryThing
I was absolutely enamored by the character of Donald Zinkoff. The only words that I can use to truly describe this kid are eclectic and passionate. I feel that far too many middle readers advocate for ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - engpunk77 - LibraryThing
I'm giving this a try again; I tried reading it about 3 years ago and lost interest. Perhaps I was in the wrong frame-of-mind. Update: I read it, and I wish I hadn't. There was no conflict and nothing ... Read full review