I chose this book because it is so funny. I enjoyed the hilarious pictures. They made me laugh.
The story was about when Arlo, or A.J., did not like school at all. A.J. did not like school because it was boring for him to listen to his teacher. Most of all he loves summer. He can eat while swimming. The next day they went to stay at their beach house all summer. On the way, A.J’s sister told A.J. about the zombie sand monster. A.J. met Mr. Sunny on the beach when he was making a sand castle. Unfortunately, Andrea Young comes to vacation all summer, too. A.J. thinks Andrea is annoying. A.J. and his friends went back to the beach to find Mr. Sunny building an even bigger sand castle. Andrea was there being annoying and saying she is in love. This grossed A.J. out and he thought girls were weird.
The funniest part was when the boys came across a zombie sand monster. It was really Mr. Granite, a weird guy from Australia. Some kids covered him with sand when he fell asleep on the beach. The story ends with Mr. Sunny trying to win a sand castle building contest. However, Mr Granite crashes into it. The funniest thing is that A.J. finds out that Mr. Granite will be his new third grade teacher!