The Big Blueberry Barf-Off! (Rotten School Series #1)

The Big Blueberry Barf-Off! (Rotten School Series #1)

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by R. L. Stine, Trip Park, Trip Park
     
 

Bernie Bridges Rules the School!

He convinced the cafeteria lady that a Milky Way bar is a vegetable.

He got the coach to make giving wedgies an offical school sport.

Bernie always has a plan.

But how will he get spoiled rich kid Sherman Oaks to give him his watch—the one that tells time, plays DVDs, and pops popcorn?

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Overview

Bernie Bridges Rules the School!

He convinced the cafeteria lady that a Milky Way bar is a vegetable.

He got the coach to make giving wedgies an offical school sport.

Bernie always has a plan.

But how will he get spoiled rich kid Sherman Oaks to give him his watch—the one that tells time, plays DVDs, and pops popcorn?

Hint: It involves a contest, 25 blueberry pies, and a gallon of barf!

Warning! Don't read this book after lunch!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
With a cast of characters who prefer tricks to treats, R.L. Stine kicks off the paper-over-board Rotten School series: #1 The Big Blueberry Barf-Off! and #2 The Great Smelling Bee, illus. by Trip Park (see Children's Audio below). Park's madcap cartoons of freckle-face, bespectacled narrator Bernie Bridges (aka "Big B") and his buds Belzer, Feenman and Crench combined with Stine's wacky dialogue result in a kind of Fat Albert dynamics that will make kids want to visit this boarding school again and again. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A boarding school series, "Rotten School" provides middle readers with an egotistical but, nevertheless, likeable antihero, Bernie Bridges. In this novel, fourth-grader Bernie schemes to win his arch rival's watch. What makes Bernie popular with his dorm mates in Rotten House is his ability to make their school life better. By this book, he has already convinced the cook to accept a Milky Way as a vegetable, the headmaster to make Game Boys a school supply, and the coach to make Giving Wedgies a school sport. Now Bernie plans a pie-eating contest between Rotten House and Nyce House, where Sherman Oaks—with his new solid-gold watch with forty-two functions—resides. But Sherman is not the nice guy that his house name suggests; he plays some dirty tricks of his own. Plus, Bernie must convince the cooking-class teacher to have twenty-five blueberry pies made. The ultimate conniver, Bernie leads his house to victory and wins the watch. Yet, in a final turn of fate, he must give it up, along with the girl of his dreams. There will surely be other contests to rival this one, with its middle-grade humor of towel slapping, hair shaving, belching, and barfing. Though caricature, the illustrations are right on target to reveal a life where crazy kids rule by outsmarting their easily-fooled teachers. Studying does not seem to get in the way of raucous fun at Rotten School. 2005, A Parachute Press Book/HarperCollins Publishers, and Ages 8 to 12.
—Carol Raker Collins, Ph.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060785864
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Rotten School Series, #1
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Lexile:
450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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