The Werewolf at Home Plate (Scream Team Series #1)

The Werewolf at Home Plate (Scream Team Series #1)

by Bill Doyle, Jared Lee
     
 


Watching this team of misfit monsters is a scream!

All Karl wants to do is make the Junior Club Werewolves team. But when tryouts turn into a monster letdown, Karl decides to put together a squad made up of other creatures who didn't make their own teams. A vampire, a zombie, a blob, and others all decide to play together. With their first game coming up and

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Watching this team of misfit monsters is a scream!

All Karl wants to do is make the Junior Club Werewolves team. But when tryouts turn into a monster letdown, Karl decides to put together a squad made up of other creatures who didn't make their own teams. A vampire, a zombie, a blob, and others all decide to play together. With their first game coming up and almost no time to practice, this group of misfits must use the qualities that make them special to overcome the odds and win.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
When Karl, the werewolf, tries out for the baseball team he can't catch, can't hit, and trips over his own feet. It's not exactly the way to make the baseball team. Unfortunately, he doesn't want his dad to find out he didn't make it. The saving grace is that he is not alone. He discovers a mummy, a vampire, a zombie, a bigfoot and others who failed to make their teams, too. So a plan is devised for the "losers" to form their own team. Their unconventional playing style goes right along with their differences and adds to the fun. They are assisted by a two-headed coach who helps the kids show that they are winners, too, in this book from the "Scream Team" series. This humorous book will tickle the funny bone of even adults, because of the unusual creatures who are featured as main characters. Concepts of "heads rolling" (literally), "blobs quivering like jellyfish," and playing catch with a puss bag are included. Black and white illustrations capture the flavor of the unusual creatures and enhance the story. This book features the characters mentioned without being scary. The book contains large print, short chapters, and vocabulary that puts it at a 2.3 reading level for readers ready for chapter books. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545341981
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Scream Team Series, #1
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Bill Doyle is the author of several books for young readers, including the Behind Enemy Lines series, the Crime Through Time series, and the Henry and Keats books. He's also written for Sesame Workshop, Time For Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, and Rolling Stone. Bill lives in New York City with two misfit dachshunds. You can visit him online at www.billdoyle.net.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

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