Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow (Zack Files Series #28)

Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow (Zack Files Series #28)

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by Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis
     
 

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Zack's classmate Andrew Clancy is always bragging. Everyone knows he's a big liar. But suddenly, Andrew is having trouble hiding the fact that he isn't telling the truth, and every time he tells another whopper, his butt grows bigger-will it ever stop?

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Zack's classmate Andrew Clancy is always bragging. Everyone knows he's a big liar. But suddenly, Andrew is having trouble hiding the fact that he isn't telling the truth, and every time he tells another whopper, his butt grows bigger-will it ever stop?

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Children's Literature
Zack's classmate Andrew Clancy brags and lies. During the police polygraph test, which Zack challenges Andrew to take, Andrew's butt starts to grow whenever he lies. Next, Zack gets stuck with Andrew as his science fair partner. For their project, the twosome plan to pedal a two-seater bicycle attached to a generator with the hope of creating enough electricity to light up a light-bulb message. But on the eve of the fair, Andrew has told too many lies and his ever-growing butt threatens to put the kibosh on the boys' project. Humor abounds in this title, from the names of characters (i.e. Detective Stufflebean) to the various words used to refer to Andrew's posterior (i.e. labonza). Davis's black-and-white caricature drawings, which appear one per chapter, enhance Greenburg's comical text. This is the 28th book in the early novel series called "The Zack Files." Children who are drawn to the Captain Underpants books but not able to read them independently are likely to enjoy this book. 2002, Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Putnam Inc,
— Carol-Ann Hoyte
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Zack's science-fair partner is the school's worst liar. No matter what yarn anyone tells, Andrew has to top it-in spades. Suddenly, in the midst of one of his whoppers, Zack notices that his friend's pants seem to be getting tighter- and tighter- and r-r-rip! Like Pinocchio, Andrew is showing physical reactions to fibbing. However, instead of his nose, it's his hind end that is growing. Before long, the boys' project-a bicycle-powered electrical generator-is in jeopardy. Andrew's seat can't fit on it! Zack must get his friend back to normal-and convince him to stick to the facts in the future. Amusing cartoon drawings illustrate Andrew's posterior problem without slipping over into gross details. Adults may find the preoccupation with backsides just a tad distasteful, but fans of the series expect a degree of lighthearted irreverence. The off-the-wall humor and underlying emphasis on honesty will appeal to transitional and reluctant readers.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442012707
Publisher:
Baker & Taylor, CATS
Publication date:
07/10/2009
Series:
Zack Files Series
Pages:
64
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Greenburg has known success as a humorist, a novelist, a journalist, a screenwriter, and a playwright. Now he has turned his considerable talent to writing an original new series of books for a younger audience. Inspired by his own son Zack, for whom the hero of his new series, The Zack Files, is named, Greenburg has combined his love of humor, his interest in things paranormal, and his talent for writing to create books that kids like Zack will want to read. With 18 books to his credit, Dan Greenburg's work has been translated into 19 languages and is available in 22 countries. His best-selling titles for adults include How to Be a Jewish Mother, How to Make Yourself Miserable, Scoring, Love Kills, How to Avoid Love and Marriage and Exes. His previous books for children include Young Santa, The Bed Who Ran Away From Home, Jumbo the Boy and Arnold the Elephant. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Ms., Time, Newsweek, Life, New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, Playboy, and have been reprinted in 33 anthologies of humor and satire in the United States and England. Born and raised in Chicago, Dan Greenburg received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois, and his M.A. from UCLA. He is the father of Zack, a teenage son, who played the title role in the motion picture, LORENZO'S OIL, and served as the inspiration for The Zack Files. Mr. Greenburg lives in Westchester County, New York.

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