Fiendish Miss Breakbone-a deliciously evil teacher who delights in tormenting her students- is no match for genius hero Einstein, who rallies his classmates in a battle of wits that ends, using deadpan humor and quirky illustrations, in perfect retaliation.
A fortune teller, a hot air balloon loaded with Bibles, a blackmailing neighbor, a handful of possible fathers, and a few brushes with death swirl through 12-year-old Jane's seaside summer in this luminous, laughter-filled novel.
Photos and cartoons enhance this lively account of Sam Clemens' early life in the Wild West. Fleishman's lively writing is worthy of his subject: author, lecturer, prospector, journalist and yes, occasionally, scallywag.
Oops! When a boy’s father unfairly declares Scrubbing Brush unfit as a toy and replaces it with dimwitted Turbodog, Traction Man must brave the trash and the evil Bin-Things to rescue his pal in this inventively illustrated sequel.
Die-cuts, nibbled pages, collage, dictionary definitions, and a fold-out "Visitors' Map of the Isle of Fright" illustrate Little Mouse's long list of phobias inviting children to think or even laugh about their own worries.
Moxy, the queen of procrastination, is back, and this time, she's putting off writing her Christmas thank-you notes. Will her schemes to shortcut the process cost her a trip to see her absent father in Hollywood?
Eamon’s stay at his grandparents’ home is improved enormously by having his best friend James along. Boisterous illustrations convey the humor of two boys doing exactly what they want to do in this celebration of friendship.
A talking chicken, a thieving fox, a new baby, and a 10-year-old boy star in this bucolic romp enlivened by agreeable old-fashioned pencil drawings that convey Josh's concern and affection for his world.
Foiled at every turn, a nattily dressed wolf tries to catch some snacks: three pigs, a red-hooded little girl, an outspoken shepherd, and others. Five amiably illustrated folktales in comic format have plenty of details to amuse careful observers.