The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut!

The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut!

by Scott Nickel, C.S. Jennings
     
 

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Chip Stone, a.k.a. the Incredible Rockhead, has yet to meet his match — until now. Rockhead is up against an enemy designed to defeat him — Papercut! With the entire school watching, this paper tiger is looking to cover Rockhead in the most action-packed game of paper, rock, scissors the world has ever seen. Is this the end of our boulder-headed hero, or

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Chip Stone, a.k.a. the Incredible Rockhead, has yet to meet his match — until now. Rockhead is up against an enemy designed to defeat him — Papercut! With the entire school watching, this paper tiger is looking to cover Rockhead in the most action-packed game of paper, rock, scissors the world has ever seen. Is this the end of our boulder-headed hero, or will Rock find a way to hammer Paper into pulp?

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Children's Literature - Melissa Rife
In his secret life as a superhero, Chip, otherwise known as Rockhead, has run into a new opponent: Papercut. At school, Chip seems like a normal "nerd" with a crush on a cool girl at school. However, what no one besides Chip's best friend knows, is that Chip has been saving the day as a superhero. When bully Troy Perkins is given a special potion, he turns into a super-villain. That super-villain, too, is determined to take down Rockhead because "Paper beats rock." Just when it seems to be the end of Chip and his superhero identity, his best friend becomes his new sidekick—Scissorlegz. Because scissors are Papercut's weakness, the new duo finally takes him down. Interspersed throughout the book are several advertisements for Stone Arch products, although it is not clear whether these are real products for sale or not. As well, there is a glossary at the end and several questions to accompany the book. Nickel creates a unique story, but the story has little depth or length. The entire book is basically one fight. There is no connection made between the words in the glossary and their location in the book. Without the other books that are part of this series, "The Incredible Rockhead", this story leaves the reader a little confused. Why is this boy a superhero? How did he get like this? As a stand-alone book, it just does not work well. Reviewer: Melissa Rife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434219763
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Incredible Rockhead Series
Pages:
35
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
GN240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, Scott Nickel works by day at Paws, inc., Jim Davis's famous Garfield studio, and he freelances by night. Burning the midnight oil, Scott has created hundreds of humorous greeting cards and written several children's books, short fiction for "Boys' Life" magazine, comic strips, and lots of really funny knock-knock jokes. He was raised in southern California, but in 1995 Scott moved to Indiana, where he currently lives with his wife, two sons, six cats, and several sea monkeys.

C.S. Jennings has been a freelance illustrator for over a decade. Jennings has created caricatures, editorial cartoons, greeting cards, t-shirt art, logos, children's book, card games - you name it. he also wrote and illustrated the children's picture book Animal Band. In 1994, he won an Addy Award for his work in advertising.

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