Johnny Boo, Book 3: Happy Apples

Johnny Boo, Book 3: Happy Apples

by James Kochalka
     
 

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"A landmark book for the kindergarten crowd." -- School Library Journal

"Kochalka's command of the comic form is sublime and adorable. Kids will love Johnny Boo." -- Harry Bliss, illustrator of Diary of a Worm

The full-color, all-ages hit series returns! In this adventure, Johnny Boo has been eating a little too much ice cream, and now his muscles have…  See more details below

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"A landmark book for the kindergarten crowd." -- School Library Journal

"Kochalka's command of the comic form is sublime and adorable. Kids will love Johnny Boo." -- Harry Bliss, illustrator of Diary of a Worm

The full-color, all-ages hit series returns! In this adventure, Johnny Boo has been eating a little too much ice cream, and now his muscles have gotten all floppy and droopy. Why, they're positively floopy! Meanwhile, our friend the Ice Cream Monster has changed his gluttonous ways and now has big strong muscles, thanks to his new favorite food: apples! Terribly embarrassed by his own puny muscles, Johnny Boo sets out on a quest to find some happy apples that can give him strong happy muscles. But it won't be easy... especially if the Ice Cream Monster mistakes him for a delicious dollop of ice cream! And is that a television inside the monster's belly!? It all adds up to a very silly story about eating healthy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Are ice cream muscles as good as happy apple muscles? Although at first this story seems like a thinly-veiled lesson on nutrition, Johnny Boo's story quickly turns into an adventure of silliness. Johnny Boo attempts to climb a tree, Squiggle bounces on the Ice Cream Monster's muscles, and there is much confusion about the days of the week. During one of the most exciting moments, a giant apple gets stuck on the Ice Cream Monster's head; shortly after being freed from the apple, the monster eats Johnny Boo and Squiggle! This is the third book in Kochalka's early reader graphic novel series. Kochalka's illustrations are simple and playful; he uses bright colors and broad, curvy strokes to depict a basic, backyard world. There is a unique balance of zany humor and gentleness in Kochalka's "Johnny Boo" series. Libraries looking for calm, whimsical graphic novels which communicate the magic of childhood through the lens of a talking ghost will enjoy this title. Reviewer: Raina Sedore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603091121
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Series:
Johnny Boo Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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