The Incredible Rockhead

The Incredible Rockhead

by Scott Nickel, C.S. Jennings
     
 

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Whenever Chip Stone's in danger, he's instantly transformed into a hulking beast with a giant head of rock. Although the power helps him overcome or, more accurately, smash apart his fears, the transformations aren't helping his social life.  See more details below

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Whenever Chip Stone's in danger, he's instantly transformed into a hulking beast with a giant head of rock. Although the power helps him overcome or, more accurately, smash apart his fears, the transformations aren't helping his social life.

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Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
This hardback version of a comic book capitalizes on many of the graphic and textual elements of early comics, such as inserting fake advertisements (X-RAY Specs), excerpts from other superhero series, supersized onomatopoetic words (NNNRROOR!), bright colors, lots of action, and very creepy looking bad guys. Since this is the first installment in the "Graphic Sparks" series for Rockhead, we find out how nerdy Chip Stone is converted to a superhero—of sorts. It's not clear that changing into a boy with a giant boulder for a head is going to do a lot for helping him win the favor of the girl he likes, Jennifer Jones, but it might help him deal with the bully who smashes Chip's peanut butter and jelly sandwich into his face. The outstanding question is why did the military pick Chip to be the subject of their experimental serum? As the closing page says, "To Be Continued!" There's not a lot of content here, but the fantasy of being tough enough to defeat school bullies and attract the attention of cute girls is certainly one that will resonate with some young readers. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434246844
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Incredible Rockhead Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
21 MB
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Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for "Boys' Life" magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.
C.S. Jennings has been a freelance illustrator for over a decade. Jennings has created caricatures, editorial cartoons, greeting cards, t-shirt art, logos, children's book, card games - you name it. he also wrote and illustrated the children's picture book Animal Band. In 1994, he won an Addy Award for his work in advertising.

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