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?"
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).
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.
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.