Outrageous, Bodacious Boliver Boggs!

Outrageous, Bodacious Boliver Boggs!

by Jo Harper, JoAnn Adinolfi
     
 

Boliver Boggs is late for school again, and his teacher is in a tizzy. Sweet-talking Boliver takes a Texan's pride in the telling of a good story, and every morning the class is in stitches as he recounts the hilarious high jinks that delayed him on his morning route. As the days go by, Boliver's tales escalate--until a giant monster follows Boliver to school and…  See more details below

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Boliver Boggs is late for school again, and his teacher is in a tizzy. Sweet-talking Boliver takes a Texan's pride in the telling of a good story, and every morning the class is in stitches as he recounts the hilarious high jinks that delayed him on his morning route. As the days go by, Boliver's tales escalate--until a giant monster follows Boliver to school and gives him the best excuse ever. Full color.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-Boliver Boggs is a wonderful spinner of tall tales, and he gets the opportunity to tell a new one every day when he's late for school. To pacify his teacher's wrath, and at the cheering requests of his classmates ("You're outrageous! You're bodacious! You're whopperiferous, Boliver Boggs!"), he tells of the "exceptional circumstances" that detain him. The first morning he encounters two fighting rattlesnakes-one of which comes after him. The second day, he has to wrestle a bear; on the third he meets a long, speckled, prickly monster that causes him to drop the bouquet of flowers he picked for his teacher. When the monster shows up delivering the bouquet, the students gasp and Boliver is "surprised speechless." Adinolfi's humorous, colorful illustrations have a Southwestern flavor, depicting Boliver in full cowboy gear, his hat as tall as his tales. With spurs on his boots, he treks through cactus-filled environs on his way to school. He always seems to be lassoing something, even if it's just the words on the page. Although readers (and possibly even Boliver himself) are left wondering if his tales are truth or fiction, either way children will love his adventures and admire his ingenuity.-Helen Rosenberg, Chicago Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689805042
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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