Backpack Storiesby Kevin O'Malley
You don’t think much about your backpack. It’s just kind of dirty and crammed with stuff. But wait—did you know the backpack has a history? That it could be a superhero’s secret weapon? Or an exploding science experiment? Or even a living creature of immense proportions? Kevin O’Malley has created four surprising comic-book-style stories to entertain and amaze backpack wearers everywhere.
This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
"Ordinary backpacks get humorous treatment in four brief stories, told in sequential art, that make good use of puns and tropes from comic books, TV and movies." Publishers Weekly
"A tongue-in-cheek history of backpacks from prehistory to the 21st century kicks off O'Malley's comics-inspired collection of four short tales....A pleasing diversion for anyone who's ever lugged a zillion-pound backpack." Kirkus Reviews
"[T]he simple pleasure of the snarky take on an all-too-familiar burden." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
IRA-CBC Children's Choices 2010
- Whitman, Albert & Company
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- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Kevin O’Malley was in the fourth grade when he decided to illustrate books for children. He has a wild sense of humor and it comes through loud and clear in his books. In 1992, he made his children’s book debut with Froggy Went A-Courting, based on a well known folk ballad. O’Malley has illustrated books written by other writers, such as Cinder Edna and Chanukah in Chelm and has worked in animating multimedia displays for clients including the Smithsonian Institution. His latest books range from nonfiction to outrageous humor. O’Malley lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his artist wife and two sons.
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