Day of the Night Crawlers (The Notebook of Doom Series #2)

Day of the Night Crawlers (The Notebook of Doom Series #2)

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by Troy Cummings
     
 

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Monsters have never been this much fun! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this second book

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Monsters have never been this much fun! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this second book in the series, Alexander and his new friend, Rip, try to learn more about the monster-filled notebook. They follow clues left by strange worms called night crawlers. It turns out new monsters are in town--giant fish monsters called tunnel fish--and even a fish-kabob monster! This humorous, action-packed book has fun black-and-white illustrations on every page.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
With the discovery of a notebook loaded with monster drawings and facts, Alexander sees danger around every corner, even in harmless worms. He is eager to learn more about the mysterious notebook, who created it, and what the letters S.S.M.P emblazoned on the cover mean. Mr. Hoarsely, the one person at school Alexander thought might be able to help, seems more nervous than usual, and inexplicably disappears after a strange phone call. Stranger still, their aggressive substitute gym class teacher is completely covered by protective fencing gear to conceal her identity and wields a bizarre, serrated sword. The mystery deepens when, en route home, Alexander, Rip, and their new friend, Nikki, discover the worms have joined forces to spell out a warning: Beware! The fish are coming! The "Notebook of Doom" series' second installment puts Alexander's sleuthing skills to the test as he gathers clues and discovers the identity of the latest monsters to invade the town of Stermont. With quick thinking and teamwork, he and his friends manage to avoid a gruesome end, save Mr. Hoarsely, and become official members of the Super Secret Monster Patrol. This fast-paced early chapter book is loaded with the kind of slapstick humor and exaggerated illustrations often found in TV cartoons. The combination of action, friendship, and fun will resonate with all emerging readers, but the gross factor will appeal particularly to boys, and especially reluctant readers. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis
From the Publisher

 Praise for THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM #1: RISE OF THE BALLOON GOONS

"Cranking up the horrorlarity with googly eyed cartoon figures and sight gags on nearly every page, Cummings pitches his nervous but resourceful newcomer into a climactic, all-out battle with an entire army of aggressive, air-stealing bendy balloons." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT!
"Clever text full of witty asides." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Praise for MORE BEARS!
"[Artwork that is] infused with zaniness and fun." -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545493277
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
Notebook of Doom Series , #2
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
87,896
File size:
30 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Troy Cummings has been drawing since he was a little kid. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers and magazines, on websites, on frozen-fish-stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He has published two picture books so far: THE EENSY WEENSY SPIDER FREAKS OUT! and MORE BEARS! His third picture book, GIDDY-UP, DADDY! is due out in April 2013. THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM is his first early chapter book series. He lives in Indiana with his cat and family.

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Day of the Night Crawlers (The Notebook of Doom Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
I love it when an early chapter book can make both my five year old and myself smile. In this second installment of the Notebook of Doom, Alexander and Rip team up with their classmate Nikki to take down the latest invading monster. This book is a little shorter than the first one, but it still has all of the fun. My daughter loves this series. She keeps asking when we can read the next book. This series is perfect for kids her age (five) and a little older. The story and text are simple enough that it's easy to understand, yet the plot is exciting and there is a lot going on. The black and white illustrations on every page help kids visualize what's happening while keeping their interest. This is a really great series for children gaining confidence in their reading and ready to try something longer than the beginning reading books. The one complaint I have is that the ending wrapped up too quickly and simply. It didn't really require any skill or action on the part of the protagonist, but rather resolved out of mostly dumb luck. I would have liked to see Alexander and his friends take some sort of decisive action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to give this 5 Stars for reasons, well, it made my son WANT to read. He picked up the book and didn't put it down. Although I thought this was more on a second grade reading level or earlier, my 3rd grader loved these books. He sat for 30 minutes and read and then picked the book back up and read more. I couldn't believe it. He basically finished the book in 2 days, which is great but I wish their were 30 more Notebook of Dooms. He really loved these books and he asked me to take him to the store to get more. Who doesn't love going to Barnes & Noble. Try it out. Waiting for Chapter #6 and #7.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More monsters!
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