Blue Ribbon Blues: A Tooter Tale

Blue Ribbon Blues: A Tooter Tale

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by Jerry Spinelli, Donna Kae Nelson
     
 

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Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeria  for miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the blue ribbon at the County Fair's goat show. Now all she has to do is keep…  See more details below

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Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeria  for miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the blue ribbon at the County Fair's goat show. Now all she has to do is keep her little brother--and his paint brush--away from her prize goat!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-4In this sequel to Tooter Pepperday (Random, 1995), the girl's Aunt Sally tries to help her adjust to living on a farm by encouraging her niece to show a goat at the county fair. Initially reluctant, she eventually throws herself into preparations for showing her goat, Pepperoni. Her hopes are dashed when her little brother paints blue strips on the animal, spoiling her chances to participate. While attempting to sabotage her competition, Tooter becomes a heroine by chasing off a coyote, thus cementing her friendship with the boy next door. The themes of competition, friendship, and adjustment to a new environment are well integrated into the story. The writing is light, fast-paced, and humorous. Black-and-white, full- and half-page drawings break up the text. A pleasant addition to the paperback rack.Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307830234
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/24/2013
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Jerry Spinelli won the Newbery Medal in 1991 for Maniac Magee, the sixth of his more than 15 acclaimed books for young readers.  Jerry is known for his entertaining and funny books for children and young adults.  He grew up in Norristown, PA.  At one time, he dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player.  All of this changed when his poem about a football game was published at age 16 in the local newspaper.  From then on, he wanted to become a writer.  After college, Jerry became an editor for a magazine about engineering.  For many years, during his lunch hour, he wrote books for adults.  None of them were published.  Jerry's first book for children was published when he was 41 years  old.  

He now lives in Phoenixville, PA with his wife, Eileen Spinelli, who is also an author of children's books.  They have six children -- five from Eileen before they married, and one of their own.

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Blue Ribbon Blues 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"What do you think Sleekfur wanted with me in the first place?"
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((Where do bios go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is asleep.
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Camp moved to kae shaw res one transitions
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Found the book
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Her body dissapered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiled. "Nice to know."she meowed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this yet utb i hope its good