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Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry
     

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry

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by Josh Lewis, Doug Holgate (Illustrator)
 

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He's faster than fast food! Crispier than Chex Mix! He's . . . . Super Chicken Nugget Boy!

When Fern Goldberg arrived at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he was justan average kid: nearsighted, a touch on the skinny side. Then he fellinto the pool of radioactive green goo behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Nowwhenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he

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He's faster than fast food! Crispier than Chex Mix! He's . . . . Super Chicken Nugget Boy!

When Fern Goldberg arrived at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he was justan average kid: nearsighted, a touch on the skinny side. Then he fellinto the pool of radioactive green goo behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Nowwhenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transformsinto a bona fide, deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take onvillains great and small, from the class bully to the giant, mutatedFrench fry who threatens to crush the whole school beneath his massive,starchy feet . . . . Villainous vegetables beware! Here comes the mostformidable food fighter in history!

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School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Fern Goldberg and his pal Lester spend most of their time at Bert Lahr Elementary School trying to avoid Dirk Hamstone, the school bully, and his sidekick, Snort. A desperate Fern invents Super Chicken Nugget Boy, an imaginary crime fighter, and the friends wage a ninja attack on Dirk and Snort. The attack gets even weirder when Fern and his salamander, Arnie Simpson, fall in a vat of radioactive green goo and become real mutant superheroes. Fern's new skills as a crime fighter come in handy when the school is attacked by a giant French fry. This first in a series will surely delight many young readers. The story is lighthearted and full of adventure and fantasy, and the chicken-nugget hero will appeal to a variety of readers. The nod to Bert Lahr, the Wizard of Oz's Cowardly Lion, is a nice touch, as, just like that character, Fern goes from coward to superhero. The book is chock-full of comic-style illustrations demonstrating the heroes' prowess for fighting crime.—Jane Cronkhite, San Jose Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423114925
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
04/27/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 5.28(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Josh Lewis is also the author of Dumped!, a workbook for anyone who's ever been jilted. This is Josh's first book for young readers-aimed squarely at boys who still think girls are gross and slime is awesome. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Douglas Holgate is an Australian cartoon artist and the illustrator of the popular Zack Proton series by Brian Anderson. He lives in Melbourne.

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Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny n good this coming from a kid himself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good book it rocks it such a good book i love so much
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arnie
CatsInSpace More than 1 year ago
In his debut children's book, author Josh Lewis shares the story of picked-on Fern Goldberg and how he goes from being an average kid to a superhero - and a nuggety one at that. Dirk, the school bully and son of the principal, can get whatever he wants by threats of either beatings or months of detention. And nobody wants either. Fern tries to stand up to Dirk, but when he does, he ends up creating a fictional superhero called Super Chicken Nugget Boy and then trying to convince Dirk said superhero actually exists and will protect Fern. When Fern dresses up as Super Chicken Nugget Boy and then falls into the "grungy, above-the-ground-pool-type thingy" behind the Burger Barn, he doesn't know it's full of radioactive cooking oil. His life is immediately changed into one of more adventure and nuggets, not to mention bully admonishing. Josh Lewis has created a character that most children should relate to (who hasn't been bullied at some point?), but added a very fun and creative spin to the story. By turning the tale into a superhero origin plot, readers who have ever dreamed of gaining super powers should relish Fern's exciting turn. The author's use of humor throughout should keep the reader entertained, and illustrator Douglas Holgate's comic-like drawings might draw in even reluctant readers. Recommended for the elementary set, especially boys.