Freaky Stuff [NOOK Book]

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Premonition n.: pre-mo-ni-shun.
Spine-tingling, gut churning feeling you get that you can see into the future where something is about to go horribly wrong!

Look out, World. Fasten your seatbelts. Brian Hobble is back! He's survived all the weird stuff that happened last year when his favorite author, Lance Cummins visited his school. And now Cummins's bestselling book Zombie Squad has been turned into a ...
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Freaky Stuff

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Overview




Premonition n.: pre-mo-ni-shun.
Spine-tingling, gut churning feeling you get that you can see into the future where something is about to go horribly wrong!

Look out, World. Fasten your seatbelts. Brian Hobble is back! He's survived all the weird stuff that happened last year when his favorite author, Lance Cummins visited his school. And now Cummins's bestselling book Zombie Squad has been turned into a hit TV show. Brian knows the monsters on the show aren't real, but before he knows it, he has to save his little brother from flesh-eating zombies, rollerblade off a ramp 17,000,000,000 miles high, and most terrifying of all, kiss a girl. He's not saying who she is yet. He'll never crack so don't even try breaking him. Prepare to be freaked. Very freaked!

Be sure to look out for Richard Tulloch's other book, Weird Stuff!
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Chris Carlson
Being chosen by his teacher to mentor a kindergartner who wears fairy wings is pretty humiliating for Brian Hobble. But when nepotism gets him a starring role in a commercial for his father's company and Brian gets known as "the kid who sucks," things get worse. Blamed by his parents for the violent behavior of his younger brother Matthew, bullied by some of his classmates, and unable to impress his secret love, Cassie Wyman, Brian feels as if his life is out of control. When Matthew incites a riot at the mall, Brian, with the help of his "fairy" buddy, pulls a dangerous stunt to quell the riot. Not only does it work, allowing Brian to rescue his brother, but he also gets kissed by Cassie and realizes that being a hero means being able to face down one's fears. A sequel to Weird Stuff (Walker, 2006), this amusing book depicts the worries and actions of an undersized middle grade boy trying to fit in, a theme that will resonate with this age group. Similar in format to the first book, the author uses letters written by Brian to his favorite author and crude drawings to inject additional bits of humor into the text, and he starts each chapter with a witty definition of a word, foreshadowing what will come. This continuation of the hilarious adventures of Brian, a character who typifies middle school insecurities, is sure to attract new readers to the series and delight those who enjoyed Brian's first adventure.
School Library Journal

Gr 5-8
In this follow-up to Weird Stuff (Walker, 2006), Brian Hobble's favorite book series, "Zombie Squad," has been adapted for TV. While he enjoys the show, he wonders why the producers have the Squad simply kickboxing their way out of any zombie-related trouble rather than using the humorous and creative methods of the author, Lancelot Cummins. Still in contact with Lance, who visited Brian's school in the earlier title, the boy describes the even more distressing effect the program is having on his brother, Matthew. The kindergartner is convinced that the show is real and begins trying to fight those he thinks are really zombies. Brian knows he must help his brother face reality, all the while dealing with the embarrassment of being cast as "The Kid Who Sucks" in a commercial for a new juice drink. His reaction to the changes made to his favorite books is refreshing and may cause some readers to wonder at the reason for changes when books are adapted for the television or movie screen. The accompanying sketches, with many of them on paper torn from a notebook and identified as the work of "B. Hobble," are humorous. This sequel isn't as imaginative as the first title, but it is likely to find an audience.
—Amanda RaklovitsCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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From Kirkus Reviews
[A] nonstop romp, which is strewn with faux-crude ink drawings done on torn loose-leaf (plus a set of small flip-page images), is perfectly tuned to its intended middle-grade audience. --Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802721501
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Tulloch has written many plays, children's books, and for numerous television series, including Bananas in Pajamas. He's acted in a lot of TV, particularly for advertisements in Australia. He is married with two grown-up children. He lives mostly in Sydney, Australia, and part of each year in Amsterdam.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Frickin idiots

    Its brian not brian u retart and u sound like a zombie sayng brains i bet u if a zombie apocalypse happened u would survive cuz u got no brian and voga shut up just say its good cuz it is

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    the best

    the main charater was brain

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