Synopses & Reviews
It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary. Gavin had lots of friends at his old school, but the kidsand#160;here don't even know that he's pretty good at skateboarding, or how awesome he is at soccer.and#160;And when hisand#160;classmate Richard comes over and the boys end upand#160;in trouble, not only does Gavin risk losing his one new friend, he has to take care ofand#160;his great aunt Myrtle's horrible little dog as punishment. To make matters worse, Gavin seems to have attracted the attention of the school bully.and#160;Will he be able toand#160;avoid getting poundedand#160;at the skate park?and#160;And how is heand#160;ever going to prove he's cooland#160;withand#160;a yappy little Pomeranian wearing a pink bow at his side?
and#160;"Schneider seems to draw inspiration from both O. Henry and Edward Gorey, with deadpan, dead-on writing and meticulously inked, elegantly styled watercolors."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Schneider's multimedia illustrations employ the same humorous, expressive line seen in his Geisel Award-winning Tales for Very Picky Eaters (2011), delivering a remarkable package. A gift of a book for new readers."
and#8212;Kirkus, starred review
"Schneider's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations have humor and sweetness."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"In five short, humorous stories, with whimsical watercolor illustrations, this beginning chapter book by a Geisel Award winner should appeal to every new reader's sense of fun, especially if they've ever had a diva moment. And really, who hasn't?"
"New readers can happily meet the girls for the first time here and then go back to fill in the picture, while fans will be glad to see them back in fine form."
From the creators of the acclaimed Nikki and Deja stories, the first book in a charming and funny new series featuring the boys of Carver Elementary, a lost dog, a thieving bully, an annoying big sister, and skateboarding.
Full of subtle wordplay and outrageous humor, this full color earlyand#160;reader from Theodor Seuess Geiseland#160;Award-winner Josh Schneider offers a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
* andquot;A gift of a book for new readers.andrdquo;and#160; andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Itandrsquo;s Danaandrsquo;s birthday, so she can do what she likes. And what Dana likes to do is pinch. And call people names. And steal her classmatesandrsquo; desserts. You probably know a kid like Dana. What can stop her from being so mean? In this story, itandrsquo;s not what you might expect. Because sometimes, it takes a little creativity (and possibly a very large pet) to change a mean kidandrsquo;s ways. Five short chapters with comical full-color illustrations offer a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
When Deja launches her campaign to become president of Carver Elementary, she can't see beyond her goal to notice her best friend Nikki is upset. This fourth book in the Nikki and Deja series tacklesand#160;a rough patch in third gradeand#160;friendship.
When the students in Nikki and Dejaand#8217;s class find out that their school is going to hold its first-ever election for student body president, some kids are more excited than others. But none is as excited as Deja, who figures sheand#8217;s a shoo-in for the third grade nomination. Deja decides that Nikki will be her campaign manager, of course, and puts her to work right away. But will Dejaand#8217;s tendency to rush into things and boss people around alienate her best friend when she needs her most, and spoil her chances of becoming president of Carver Elementary?
This is a charming new entry in a chapter book series praised for its humor and authentic characters.
About the Author
Josh Schneider is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters, The Meanest Birthday Girl, Bedtime Monsters, and Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover.andnbsp;His first book for Clarion, You'll Be Sorry, was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine. Josh lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana.