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The Resource The truth about my unbelievable summer..., Davide Cali ; Benjamin Chaud

The truth about my unbelievable summer..., Davide Cali ; Benjamin Chaud

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The truth about my unbelievable summer...
Title
The truth about my unbelievable summer...
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Davide Cali ; Benjamin Chaud
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Language
eng
Summary
It's a first-day-of-school moment of truth: What really happened over the summer break? A curious teacher wants to know. The epic explanation? What started out as a day at the beach turned into a globe-spanning treasure hunt with high-flying hijinks, an outrageous cast of characters, and one very mischievous bird! At least, that's what the student says. Is this yet another tall tale, or is the truth just waiting to be discovered?
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  • Gr 1–3—The little boy from I Didn't Do My Homework Because… tells an increasingly tall tale about his summer vacation. The excitement begins with the cover (depicting the boy and his dog entangled in the arms of an octopus) and is carried through to the endpapers (featuring the creature's suction cups). "So, what did you do this summer?" asks his teacher. He recounts a magical tale involving a treasure map, pirates, a submarine, a flying machine, yetis, and more. Careful readers will pick up on several visual clues and jokes. Spare text is enhanced by intricate cartoon illustrations in this picture book with an attractive chapter book trim size. VERDICT A fast-paced story that will keep kids chuckling and perhaps inspire their own unbelievable tall tales.—Andrea Pavlik, Huntington Public Library, NY --Andrea Pavlik (Reviewed 06/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 6, p88)
  • An answer to the classic first-day-of-school question is unspooled in tall-tale fashion by the white boy with the black unruly hair in the too-small suit first met in I Didn't Do My Homework Because… (2014).His tall, long-nosed teacher, also white, asks the question, and the story starts on a beach where the boy and his dachshund find a treasure map. Immediately, a magpie steals the map, and the chase begins: from a pirate ship to an adventure with a giant squid, from a submarine to a movie set where an actress (with a long nose) in medieval dress enables the boy to retrieve the map. There's a hot air balloon trip, an unexpected rescue by his uncle's flying machine, and then a drop-off on an island where that magpie flies off with the map again, forcing the boy to continue his travels to the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, and a snowy country populated by yetis. Finally, the boy and the dog find the treasure (some rather tame snorkeling masks) on the original beach. They discover underwater beauty but miss a real treasure chest. They also miss the joke that readers won't: the teacher has engineered the whole adventure! The small trim, terse, first-person narrative, and detailed, cartoonlike pen-and-colored ink drawings will have individual readers chortling, at least the first time around.Fun for a first read but unlikely to have children calling for another. (Picture book. 6-8)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516762
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cali, Davide
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chaud, Benjamin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tall tales
  • Tall tales
  • Vacations
  • Tall tales
  • Vacations
  • Children's stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The truth about my unbelievable summer..., Davide Cali ; Benjamin Chaud
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Copyright
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"A junior Library Guild selection".- back
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057022861
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452144832
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934492831
Label
The truth about my unbelievable summer..., Davide Cali ; Benjamin Chaud
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A junior Library Guild selection".- back
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057022861
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452144832
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934492831

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