Tank Talbott's Guide to Girls

Overview

Tank's three stepsisters will be sharing his cramped house for the summer vacation. Plus he needs a math tutor and must fill a notebook with his writing—just to pass fifth grade! But he comes up with a guide to girls that is sure to be a hit.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $1.99   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Tank's three stepsisters will be sharing his cramped house for the summer vacation. Plus he needs a math tutor and must fill a notebook with his writing—just to pass fifth grade! But he comes up with a guide to girls that is sure to be a hit.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Tank Talbott wants to spend the summer marketing his best friend Jason's screenplay to big Hollywood producers. Unfortunately, his teacher has other ideas. Threatened with the possibility of flunking fifth grade, Tank must spend two hours each and every day with a math tutor. Plus he has to completely fill the pages of his journal by summer's end. If he fails at either one of these tasks, then he will not be going on to middle school with his classmates in the fall. To top it all off, Tank's three stepsisters are coming to stay for the whole summer. With hours of math, a grueling writing assignment, and gross girls monopolizing his time, how will Tank ever survive the summer? When Jason's older brother breaks up with his girlfriend, saying that if someone wrote an instruction manual on girls it was sure to be a best seller, Tank rises to the occasion. He begins filling the pages of his journal with the answers to burning questions, such as why do girls always go to the bathroom in pairs, or why can't girls ever shut up? Tank decides to share his writing at the library's summer writing club. His stepsister, Mollie, retaliates by writing up her guide to boys, and the battle of the sexes begins. Touching on the universal themes of friendship, sibling relationships, and adolescent angst with creativity and humor, this story is sure to be a hit with readers. 2006, Albert Whitman and Company, Ages 10 to 12.
—Pat Trattles
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-This sequel to Trading Places with Tank Talbott (Albert Whitman, 2003) stands on its own. Here, the irrepressible youngster is threatened with flunking fifth grade unless he puts in some serious summer-school effort. Only two hours daily of math tutoring and heavy journal writing can save him from humiliation. Of course, keeping his academic sufferings secret from his best buddy and good-guy role model, Jason, proves increasingly difficult as Tank's three stepsisters arrive for the summer. Mollie, who is the same age, is his particular nemesis, and his efforts to live down his reputation as bully and troublemaker grow harder in the face of her attempts to sabotage him. He has matured a lot since becoming friends with Jason, but family issues, including his former stepfather's abusive behavior, have complicated his up-hill battle to redeem himself. Readers will relate to this painfully honest portrayal of growing up as seen from a believable 11-year-old boy's perspective. Tank's inspirational idea of writing a "Guide to Girls" for his assignment provides lots of humor, and well-realized interactions between contemporaries and siblings add interest. Tank learns to appreciate the value of friendship and begins to deal more effectively with his problems as he negotiates the roadblocks in his path and moves on to middle school.-Quinby Frank, formerly at Green Hedges School, Vienna, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807577615
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 135
  • Sales rank: 1,486,004
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (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)