Skinnybones

Skinnybones

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"I've played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly what you'd call a real good athlete. Actually, I'm not even real okay. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is, I stink."

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league bigmouth! But even Alex

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Play Ball???

"I've played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly what you'd call a real good athlete. Actually, I'm not even real okay. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is, I stink."

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league bigmouth! But even Alex knows he's gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best baseball player — and biggest creep — in the entire school. What a mistake! This might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of—

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Two comic novels portray the struggles of middle-grade boys trying to fit in. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
Children's Literature
Although Alex Franovitch is the smallest player on his Little League baseball team, his sense of humor--and bravado--inspire him to order a size large uniform. When he cannot find the entry form for the Kitty Fritters cat food contest, he solves the problem by emptying the entire bag of cat food on the kitchen floor and blaming the cat for the mess. It is just such a passion for fun that gets Alex into trouble. Disparagingly nicknamed "Skinnybones" by classmate and baseball wizard, T. J. Stoner, Alex boasts once too often of his own imagined prowess and finds himself in a public competition with the pitching star. Although a less resilient competitor would have folded, Skinnybones survives and lives to revel in his own brand of fame. The "new and improved edition" of this beloved story will produce chuckles from avid readers and baseball fans, alike. Barbara Park, winner of fifteen Children's Choice Awards, is at her best in this revised edition of the eighties classic. 1997 (orig. 1982), Random House Fiction, Ages 8 to 12.
—Janice DeLong
From the Publisher
"Barbara Park is one of the funniest writers around"-Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394949888
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/12/1982
Series:
Skinnybones Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
687,694
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has been translated into multiple languages and is a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Almost Starring Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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Skinnybones (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
I read this before in school and it was good. Good job overall
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is the best word in the book. It is so funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thi book is supe funny i love it read it you will lik it
Vol4Life More than 1 year ago
I read this book (before it was revised) back in the early '90's, when I was in elementary school. It is the funniest book I have ever read and can be enjoyed by all ages.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT!!!!I laughed the whole first chapter!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves it. I am so glad his 3rd grade teacher suggested it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book.It is so funny.My fourth grade teacher read it to me:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I PAID FOR THE BOOK BUT I CANT VEN READ IT
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rak3301 More than 1 year ago
Skinnybones is a novel about a mischievous little boy named Alex who loves finding ways to become the center of attention. This novel will keep you laughing and wondering what mischievous thing he will attempt next. Alex's mischievousness and arrogant attitude often causes him embarrassment and difficulties in several situations and add to this entertaining novel. I definitely encourage young boys to read this novel because it has several life lessons and has quite a surprising ending. rak3301
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MYCHEESE More than 1 year ago
I love this this book so far! Any kid or teen would like this book! Strongly reccomended
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK it is awesome i've read it so many times it's my favorite i would HIGHLY recommendit to EVERYONE if you haven't read it yet you'll love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
my teacher just read the most hillarous book called SkinnyBones,the authour is Barbera Parks.the main character is Alex Frankovitch who enters a contest to be in a comercial for kitty fritters. That is a rubber tasting cat food thatAlex`s mom buys for their cat,Fluffy.One day Alex went to get a haircut when the barber said 'oops'and shaed off all his hair. This is the most interesting and hillarious book that my ears have had the pleasure of hearing. Skinnybones is by far my favorite book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in the 4th grade. I remember my teacher told us to draw our favorite scene from the book. Everyne drew the scene, which I think is the funniest, is the 'ooggaa booga' scene!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Halarious! it has great humor i loved it and would recomend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have Read this book and it was pretty good. I do believe it could have been better,becaus se it says anyway a lot.It doesn't really stick to the topic,however it was really funny. I do recommend this book to readers of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book there was a boy who had a problem with all of his teachers in all of his grades. He knew this boy named TJ that he hated. TJ was good at everything and he always braged about it. They both played Baseball in the same league. They never where friends in anything so they left each other alone.