Synopses & Reviews
A new trade release of the hugely popular book club series by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee. These fun-filled chapter books mix school, monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results.
The kids have to perform in the talent show just because mean Mrs. Green says so! Everyone will have to show a talent for exactly one minute -- in front of the whole school and their parents! Starring in the talent show from the Black Lagoon would give any kid stage fright - but with a little luck this performance might just turn out to be fun!
Take another trip to the Black Lagoon. This time all the kids have to perform in the talent show because mean Mrs. Green says so. The kids have to perform a talent for exactly a minute---in front of the whole school and their parents! SCARY! Too bad, you best talent is squirting milk from your nose. Starring in the talent show from the Black Lagoon will give any kid stage FRIGHT! But when the kids start performing, they realize how much fun it is and how talented they really are.
About the Author
Mike Thaler was born in Los Angeles in 1936. After moving to New York City, he started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults in 1960. A children's book editor saw one of these cartoons and encouraged Mike to write for children. Since then, Mike has written over 140 childrens books and has become known as Americas Riddle King.” Mike says that writing and riddles are a powerful way to stimulate a childs interest in learning and creating. He is an award-winning author and illustrator and has been called one of the most creative people in childrens literature.” Mike currently lives in Canby, Oregon.
Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.