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What's the Matter With Herbie Jones?
     

What's the Matter With Herbie Jones?

by Suzy Kline, Richard Williams (Illustrator)
 

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Ever since Herbie Jones had to be Annabelle's partner in the class dance contest, he's been acting weird, even going to the library instead of going fishing with his best friend, Raymond. Lucky for Herbie, Raymond is determined to get to the bottom of this mess.

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Ever since Herbie Jones had to be Annabelle's partner in the class dance contest, he's been acting weird, even going to the library instead of going fishing with his best friend, Raymond. Lucky for Herbie, Raymond is determined to get to the bottom of this mess.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
School troubles, girl troubles and birthday party troubles are met with antic aplomb by an irrepressible third grader. Ages 8-12. (June)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5 Ray cannot understand why his best friend Herbie wants to spend time with Annabelle Louisa Hogdekiss, and is alarmed to discover that Herbie has the dreaded G (Girl) Disease. Fortunately, Herbie's infatuation with Annabelle lasts only a day and a halfalthough she is not ready to give up so quickly. This humorous realistic novel concludes with Herbie's triumphant victory over Annabelle in the third-grade boy-versus-girl spelling bee, ending their brief romance for good. Short chapters, large type, and a number of full-page drawings make this easy-to-read school story a good choice for readers seeking more on the level of Cleary and Hurwitz. This is a sequel to Herbie Jones (Putnam, 1985) but it is not necessary to have read the first to appreciate the on-target humor in this one. Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698119420
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Herbie Jones Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
220,082
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Suzy Kline, the author of nineteen previous Horrible Harry books and four books about Song Lee, lives in Willington Connecticut with her husband, Rufus. Suzy and Rufus have been married for thirty-eight years. They met in the state where they both grew up: California. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. Suzy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European history. She met Rufus at the Davis campus while attending that campus for a year. They got married and lived in different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they now call home.

Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for 3 years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut for 24 years before retiring this past June. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries. The couple share their home with two cats, Teeter and Hoag. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and four grandchildren: Jake, Kenna, Gabby and Saylor. A fifth grandchild is due in September, 2006. Suzy's mother just turned 96. She dedicated her most recent book, Horrible Harry Takes the Cake to her.

Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn football and basketball games, and Suzy uses the UConn library as a reference for her writing facts.

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