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ISBN13: 9780689818769
ISBN10: 0689818769
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When one boy waffles back and forth, it’s going to take a few little kids–and one pet rat–to get him to finally make a decision.
 
Monty is a waffler–he can never make up his mind, which always gets him in trouble. But when each student in his fourth-grade class is assigned a kindergarten buddy, Monty takes some left-out kindergarteners under his wing, even though it’s against the rules to have more than one buddy. When his blended family and his teachers find out, they give him an ultimatum: choose just one buddy, or have none at all. That stinks! On top of that, his beloved pet rat escapes, and his twin sister stops speaking to him! Monty doesn’t want to cast away his new friends, but he needs to come to a decision before everything spins out of control. With laugh-out-loud humor reminiscent of Andrew Clements, Donovan gets the agony–and the tremendous fun–of elementary school perfectly.

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Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?

He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.

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andlt;Bandgt;Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Brian Selznickandlt;/bandgt; is the author and illustrator of the bestselling andlt;iandgt;The Invention of Hugo Cabret,andlt;/iandgt; which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including andlt;iandgt;Frindleandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Lunch Moneyandlt;/iandgt; by Andrew Clements, as well as the andlt;iandgt;Doll Peopleandlt;/iandgt; trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and andlt;iandgt;The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkinsandlt;/iandgt; by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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emhenig, May 2, 2011 (view all comments by emhenig)
The frindle is a great idea, but will it get Nick into a lot of trouble.
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Neal Iversen, October 23, 2010 (view all comments by Neal Iversen)
My fourth grade teacher read us this book; I have since called pens "Frindles".
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Rubies, February 24, 2010 (view all comments by Rubies)
Not just a story about a boy renaming a pen! A story for teachers & parents as much as kids, it is an encouragement that a teacher, parent, etc. can make a huge impact on a child's life if they're willing to put in some effort, see through a child's manipulations and take the time to challenge (a.k.a. LOVE) them!

(Read the "Deconstructing Penguins" by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone approach to using this book for a kids' book club...very helpful.)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689818769
ill.:
Selznick, Brian.
Author:
Selznick, Brian
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Author:
Donovan, Gail
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
School attendance
Subject:
Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 3.255 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,

Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?

He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Bandgt;Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; He really just likes to liven things up at school — and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
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