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Boy Wonders



written and illustrated by
Calef Brown

Edition
-
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Atheneum
ISBN
9781416978770
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
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QTY
Out of stock

JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

A boy ponders outlandish situations: Do sleepwalking lumberjacks hunger for slumbersnacks? Do narwhals have the wherewithal to play tetherball? Full-color illustrations rendered in acrylic.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

AD520L

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2011

Topics

Stories in rhyme. Questions and answers. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

The connotations of everyday words and sayings are pondered and turned inside out and upside down in this wholly original paean to intellectual curiosity. The title sets the tone for one ever-wondering youngster’s take on the meaning of words and ideas. The boy’s delightfully nonsensical rhyming questions reveal no clear answers; they only spark more queries. Listeners will easily “get” the thinking behind some of the wordplay inherent in the child’s questions (“Do taffy pullers ever push and make a glob of sticky mush?” “Do all giraffes have high-pitched laughs?”), but other wonderments require higher contextual knowledge (“Just for the sake or argument,/suppose I became an Argonaut./Would I say ’Arrgh‘ a lot, like a pirate?”). The artist’s trademark stylized illustrations, flat, hip, and jazzy, are rendered in a palette of predominantly blue/green/yellow acrylics. With its large-scale illustrations and musical wordplay, this title is perfect for read-aloud sharing and will amuse and stimulate listeners of any age.—Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The connotations of everyday words and sayings are pondered and turned inside out and upside down in this wholly original paean to intellectual curiosity. The title sets the tone for one ever-wondering youngster’s take on the meaning of words and ideas. The boy’s delightfully nonsensical rhyming questions reveal no clear answers; they only spark more queries. Listeners will easily “get” the thinking behind some of the wordplay inherent in the child’s questions (“Do taffy pullers ever push and make a glob of sticky mush?” “Do all giraffes have high-pitched laughs?”), but other wonderments require higher contextual knowledge (“Just for the sake or argument,/suppose I became an Argonaut./Would I say ’Arrgh‘ a lot, like a pirate?”). The artist’s trademark stylized illustrations, flat, hip, and jazzy, are rendered in a palette of predominantly blue/green/yellow acrylics. With its large-scale illustrations and musical wordplay, this title is perfect for read-aloud sharing and will amuse and stimulate listeners of any age.—Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT

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