Leo Fillmore lives at the Whippet Hotel. He is the son of the maintenance man, so he should know everything about the hotel, whose guests are all not only wealthy, but also crazy or mysterious. There are also lots of ducks.
The action in Floors by Patrick Carmen (Lexile: 890; Interest Level: Grades 3-6) really gets going when Leo discovers four mysterious boxes are left for him. The boxes lead him to discover hidden floors, engage with strange puzzles, and even make a friend or two.
Reminiscent of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this fun story provides twists and turns as you follow Leo through the secret passages and crazy experiences found within the Whippet Hotel. So, pack your bags and take a short vacation to one of the craziest hotels invented! (272 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.