Ghost Buddy #4: Always Dance with a Hairy Buffalo

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Another hilarious adventure for Billy and the Hoove from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!

Billy Broccoli is used to getting expert advice--wanted or not--from the ghost with the most, Hoover Porterhouse! The Hoove has smooth moves and a silver tongue...and he isn't shy about sharing his words of wisdom!

But when a night at the museum finds Hoover face-to-face with the ghost of a powerful Chumash Indian princess, his brain ...

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Overview


Another hilarious adventure for Billy and the Hoove from bestselling authors Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!

Billy Broccoli is used to getting expert advice--wanted or not--from the ghost with the most, Hoover Porterhouse! The Hoove has smooth moves and a silver tongue...and he isn't shy about sharing his words of wisdom!

But when a night at the museum finds Hoover face-to-face with the ghost of a powerful Chumash Indian princess, his brain turns into mashed potatoes. Now the tables are turned and it's up to Billy to help Hoover find the words he needs to make a new friend.

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Praise for GHOST BUDDY #1: ZERO TO HERO:

"This title is chock-full of nuggets that will have the boys cheering...What's more, parents and educators will cheer when Billy stands up to Rod without resorting to bully tactics."
-- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Readers will root for Billy to conquer his klutziness as well as the bully; his final feel-good triumph is satisfying."
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The story will amuse young readers, reluctant readers, and high-interest, low reading ability older readers, particularly boys."
-- LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

From the Publisher
Praise for GHOST BUDDY #1: ZERO TO HERO:

"This title is chock-full of nuggets that will have the boys cheering...What's more, parents and educators will cheer when Billy stands up to Rod without resorting to bully tactics."
-- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Readers will root for Billy to conquer his klutziness as well as the bully; his final feel-good triumph is satisfying."
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The story will amuse young readers, reluctant readers, and high-interest, low reading ability older readers, particularly boys."
-- LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

Children's Literature - Lorraine Donohue Bonzelet
Billy Broccoli and his live-in roommate, a ghost named Hoover Porterhouse the Third (Hoover), have their own challenges to tackle in the fourth book of the "Ghost Buddy" series. Billy's class is learning about the traditions of the Chumash Indians, including their dances. Billy is uncoordinated and embarrassed when partnered with a girl named Ruby to perform a traditional Native American dance. The neighborhood bully and classmate, Rod Brownstone, continues to spy on and taunt Billy. Meanwhile, Billy's well-meaning but irresponsible and egotistical ghost friend Hoover has encountered Anacapa, the ghost of a Chumash Indian Princess. Hoover desperately wants to become friends with her. Anacapa lives at the museum, and she has promised to help Billy with his dance moves. Hoover, who has been confined to a small area around Billy's house by the ghostly higher-ups, must find a way to convince them that he is responsible so he can visit the museum, befriend Anacapa, and see Billy's dance performance. This is a good book for parents to enjoy with their children. The book can be a casual read as Billy's clumsiness and Hoover's antics are sure to bring grins and giggles. However, the book is packed with subtle lessons about true friendship, honesty, admitting weaknesses and desires, and making promises that you cannot keep. It is also a great read for a classroom. Many facts are casually scattered throughout, like the traditions of the Chumash Indians, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and environmental concerns. Hoover's reaction to Rod's bullying is to give him a wedgie. Parents and teachers might take this opportunity to explain that although Hoover means well, and the wedgie invokes humor, it is not an appropriate counter-measure for bullying. Hoover's decision to care for the environment and endangered species finally breaks his confinement and brings him freedom. This can be used as a discussion starter about the various missions that kids can pursue and the fulfillment it might bring them. Reviewer: Lorraine Donohue Bonzelet
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545298858
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Series: Ghost Buddy Series , #4
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 187,149
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Winkler

HENRY WINKLER is admired by audiences of all ages for his roles as the Fonz on the long-running series, Happy Days, and in such films as Holes and The Waterboy. He is also an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming, and the author (with Lin Oliver) of the critically-acclaimed Hank Zipzer series. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Lin Oliver is a television producer and writer and the Executive Director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She coauthored (with Henry Winkler) the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling middle-grade series HANK ZIPZER: THE WORLD'S GREATEST UNDERACHIEVER, and wrote the series WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? Lin resides in Los Angeles, California.

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    Cool book

    The book was good and I hope other people can read this too.

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