Johnny Boo, Book 4: The Mean Little Boy

Overview

James Kochalka's beloved, all-ages series continues with another goofy romp! When Johnny Boo announces a play date with his quiet new friend Rocky the Rock, trusty sidekick Squiggle is left to find a new friend of his own. How about this nice fellow named the Mean Little Boy? He sure is fond of his butterfly net, and he's got a great game to play with Squiggle... but, wait a minute, maybe the Mean Little Boy isn't actually so nice! It's up to Johnny Boo and Squiggle to find a ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $3.50   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Johnny Boo, Book 4: The Mean Little Boy

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price
(Save 50%)$1.99 List Price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

James Kochalka's beloved, all-ages series continues with another goofy romp! When Johnny Boo announces a play date with his quiet new friend Rocky the Rock, trusty sidekick Squiggle is left to find a new friend of his own. How about this nice fellow named the Mean Little Boy? He sure is fond of his butterfly net, and he's got a great game to play with Squiggle... but, wait a minute, maybe the Mean Little Boy isn't actually so nice! It's up to Johnny Boo and Squiggle to find a way out of this pickle.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Squiggle is sad. Johnny Boo does not want to play with him! Actually, that is not exactly true. It's not that Johnny Boo does not WANT to play with Squiggle. It is that Johnny Boo has promised his friend, Rocky the Rock, that today will be a special Johnny Boo and Rocky day. So Squiggle must find someone else to play with, just for today. This leads Squiggle to interact with a little boy, who locks him in a jar! This is the fourth "Johnny Boo" book in Kochalka's early reader graphic novel series. Kochalka's illustrations are simple and playful, using bright colors and broad, curvy strokes to communicate a basic, backyard world. Although the title implies that the featured conflict will be with the mean little boy, many more pages are spent on Squiggle's disappointment that Johnny Boo is not available for play than on the little boy's meanness. This is a gentle book about friendship and the political dynamics of playtime. Even the bathroom humor is gentle. 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
Kirkus Reviews
Plenty of potty references and a bully who gets what he deserves thanks to a juicy "sneeze-boo" ensure chortles galore from the emergent-reader set for the ghostly Johnny's fourth appearance. Ghostlet Squiggle-a comma-shaped wisp in Kochalka's very simple colored panels-is on his own while Johnny Boo plays with Rocky the Rock. Lonely, he thinks that Mean Little Boy might be a new friend, but he learns better when MLB traps him in a jar before rushing off to pee. "I hope you PEE your PANTS!" shouts Squiggle after him. "Oh wait. Was that a mean thing to say?" By the time MLB comes back (wearing a different pair of pants), Johnny has shown up to rescue his ectoplasmic little buddy with a loud "BOO!"-accompanied by a messy sneeze, as he's coming down with a cold. Closing with a jovial further discussion of Mean Little Boy's weeing habits, this entry should make as big a splash as the earlier episodes. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)
Publishers Weekly
Johnny Boo is a happy little ghost, and his sidekick friend, Squiggle, returns in his fourth adventure. Squiggle just wants to spend the day playing with him. However, Johnny Boo insists he's playing with another friend (that he makes up), to avoid spending the day with Squiggle. From this simple setup, lessons on friendship and truth telling are learned, as Boo and Squiggle encounter a new friend who isn't so friendly. Kochalka's clearly placed panels, simple illustrations with bright bold colors, and large speech balloons are packaged nicely into short and readable chapters, perfect for beginning readers. The story is made complete with a photo of Kochalka's drawing hand at the end of the book, which many readers will find amusing. Ages 6-10. (June)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603090599
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Johnny Boo Series , #4
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 815,925
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)