How to Do a Belly Flop!: & Other Tricks, Tips, & Skills No Adult Will Teach You

How to Do a Belly Flop!: & Other Tricks, Tips, & Skills No Adult Will Teach You

by Marc Tyler Nobleman
     
 


You've been challenged to a handstand contest . . . but you've never done one. What do you do? Pretend you hear your mother calling? Throw yourself at the ground and hope for the best? No, you reach for this book, of course!
Can you survive in the great outdoors without these great kidskillz?
Don't take any chances. Step-by-step instructions will…  See more details below

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You've been challenged to a handstand contest . . . but you've never done one. What do you do? Pretend you hear your mother calling? Throw yourself at the ground and hope for the best? No, you reach for this book, of course!
Can you survive in the great outdoors without these great kidskillz?
Don't take any chances. Step-by-step instructions will teach you the essentials:

  • How to become a lemonade tycoon
  • How to film a backyard blockbuster
  • How to master stone skipping
  • How to develop real estate (building forts counts!) . . . and much more!

If you've got to be a kid, then you've got to have this book!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Kids will be able to entertain themselves for hours thanks to two new "how-to" books. The paperback How to Do a Belly Flop! & Other Tricks, Tips & Skills No Adult Will Teach You by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Dave and Joe Borgenicht, illus. by Matt Phillips, will enlighten kids on practical subjects such as how to "run a profitable lemonade stand" as well as slightly less pragmatic skills such as how to have a snowball fight in the middle of July. Goofy drawings of cavemen-like children heighten the humor. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Continuing in the humorous vain of How to Give a Wedgie!, the Borgenicht brothers have teamed up with Nobleman to produce a "guide to outdoor adventure," which includes directions for running a lemonade stand, chasing and catching an ice cream truck, building a fort, telling a ghost story, and hosting a backyard carnival. Other chapters include tips: "Trick Skillz" for snowball fights in July, card tricks, making a coin disappear, and how to do a headstand; "Game Skillz" covering capture the flag, hopscotch, skully, and jacks; "Water Skillz" dealing with master stone skipping and performing lots of different dives; and "Nature Skillz" covering climbing a tree, doing a bird call, camping tips, and butterfly hatching. The funny cartoons and the handwritten additions (lots of safety tips are included) make this book an easily accessible resource for families to share or for students to explore on their own. One might need to create extra space in the freezer to store the snowballs until needed! 2005, Avon Books/HarperCollins, Ages 9 up.
—Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060737535
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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