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Party Poopers (Rotten School Series #9)
     

Party Poopers (Rotten School Series #9)

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by R. L. Stine, Trip Park (Illustrator)
 

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Bernie Bridges has it all figured out. April-May June - the hottest girl in the fourth grade - will ask him to the annual girl-invite-boy school dance. They'll dance the night away, and April-May June will totally fall for him.

There's only one problem: Reality. April-May June doesn't WANT to go with Bernie. She wouldn't go with Bernie even if he was the

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Bernie Bridges has it all figured out. April-May June - the hottest girl in the fourth grade - will ask him to the annual girl-invite-boy school dance. They'll dance the night away, and April-May June will totally fall for him.

There's only one problem: Reality. April-May June doesn't WANT to go with Bernie. She wouldn't go with Bernie even if he was the last guy on earth.

Then Jennifer Ecch - the Nightmare Girl - swoops in and asks Bernie to the dance. Yuck! How can he shake the unshakable Ecch?

Bernie has a plan. He'll convince Jennifer that he is lower than toe fungus and not worthy enough to go to the dance with her. But love is blind. Jennifer loves Bernie - no matter what.

So Bernie has no choice. The time has come to hold a long-distance snot-blowing contest right in front of Jennifer. That should be gross enough to get Jennifer out of his life - shouldn't it?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Bernie is scheming again in this title, a part of the "Rotten School" series. Bernie needs to get an invitation to a girl-ask-boy party, he needs to sell sweatshirts and flashlights, and as always, he needs to convince April-May June to be his girlfriend. Bernie never wins, but readers who enjoy his shenanigans do. For readers unfamiliar with this series, Bernie is the fourth-grade hero at a boarding school. ("I get to live at school in a dorm with all my friends—and NO PARENTS! Cool enough for you?") His narrations are filled with humor, sarcasm, and energy as he tells us about life at Rotten School. There is his archenemy, the super rich Sherman Oaks who shows up at school with a video karaoke machine. ("Dudes, you probably know what this is... But, of course, you're not filthy rich like me, so you can't afford one!") Then there is Wes Underwood, the coolest guy in school, so cool that no one understands him. ("I mean, what if you swallow a cherry pit? Grow with it, right?") And then there are the girls. While there is no real romance, just territory marking, Bernie is out to get the beautiful April-May June as his girlfriend, while the less beautiful and determined Jennifer Ecch wants Bernie as her own "Honey Cakes." As in all of the "Rotten School" books, Bernie's elaborate plans fall apart at the end but he remains in good humor, ready for more. And so am I.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599618333
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Rotten School Series , #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,100,416
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Rotten School #9: Party Poopers


By R.L. Stine

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 R.L. Stine
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060788240

Chapter One

Go, Bernie!

The sun was shining. Birds twittered in the apple trees. As I trotted across the sparkling, green lawn, I sang to myself, my new favorite song. . . .

"I love Bernie Bridges, Bernie is the one who has fun. Go, Bernie! Go, Bernie! La-duh-da-duh-da whatever rhymes with Bridges."

Yes, I was making it up as I went along. I always write songs in my head. And they're usually about one of my favorite people in the whole world--me.

Come on, dudes--if you were popular and good-looking and smart--who would you sing about?

And today I had a lot to sing about.

For one thing, I love being at Rotten School. You poor thing. You probably have to go home every day after school. But Rotten School is a boarding school. I get to live at school in a dorm with all my friends--and no parents!

Cool enough for you?

Another reason I was singing: I was on my way to the girls' dorm to find April-May June. April-May June is the hottest, coolest, dreamiest, drooliest, babe-alicious girl on campus.

She's my girlfriend. Only she doesn't know it yet. She doesn't have a clue that we were meant for each other. But she definitely can't resist me.

Who can resist Bernie B.?

"Go, Bernie!

Go Bernie!

La-la-la something that rhymes with Bernie . . ."

Don't you wish you could write songs off the top of your head like that?

Another reason I was singing? It was almost time for the party of the year. The All-Nighter. One of the great Rotten School traditions. Maybe you guessed from the name--the party goes all night long! We don't go to sleep till the sun comes up.

"Go, Bernie!

Go Bernie!

I knew April-May wanted to spend that special night with only one special person--Bernie B.

So I was trotting across the Great Lawn. I sang to myself and watched the girls come out of their tall, white dorm.

Suddenly I heard a deafening cry behind me:

"Duck! Bernie--duck!!"

Huh?

I stopped singing and hit the ground hard.



Continues...

Excerpted from Rotten School #9: Party Poopers by R.L. Stine Copyright © 2006 by R.L. Stine. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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Meet the Author

R.L. Stine began his writing career at the age of nine and has been at it ever since, becoming a bestselling author several times over. Among his many groundbreaking credits are Fear Street, the first young adult horror series, and Goosebumps, the bestselling series that made Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three years in a row. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Trip Park grew up in Ithaca, New York, and went to college at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was first drawn to advertising. He then moved to Chicago, later New York, where he joined advertising agencies and worked on kids’ favorites including Cap’n Crunch, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, and Ronald McDonald. His children’s commercials have won numerous awards. But advertising also brought something equally as rewarding. There he got to work with some of his favorite illustrators. Watching these artists create their pieces inspired Trip Park to try his hand at illustrating himself.

Trip Park has illustrated a number of children's books including Gopher Up Your Sleeve, written by Tony Johnston, Trout, Trout, Trout! (A Fish Chant) and Ant, Ant, Ant! (An Insect Chant), both written by April Pulley Sayre. He has also developed characters and helped animate commercials for Nickelodeon, The California State Fair, Lego, and many others. When Rotten School came along, the opportunity to translate to the drawing board R.L. Stine’s cast of kids was a wonderful chance to combine his love for children’s illustration with this group of rotten students. His work can be seen at www.tripparkproductions.com.

Trip lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laura and four children.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
Website:
http://www.rlstine.com

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Party Poopers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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I love these books so much
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I LUV THIS BOOK!!!! IT'S SOO FUNNY!!!! :D
Diana SHANNON More than 1 year ago
I love this book it make me laugh
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That all of this sh*t is just debris leftover from when we finally decide to crush
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Moves over to her other side and rubs her own pu$$ie against anyas. Pressing closer with eatch movement.
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He wals in slowly and looked at the girl. "Hi sweeteart."
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Dont worry just saying hi nothing more smiled then walked out
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"Umm... okay..." she narrows her eyes. ~Anya
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I am soo confused....y is jayden broken 4ever? Wat I do?
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Ware r u paul
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Runs to next res
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I think of the the book is that is a good book but the main i like is berine b pule i like apirl -may june
Michele Howle More than 1 year ago
These books are funny but in a way they make no sense....