Almost Starring Skinnybones

Almost Starring Skinnybones

by Barbara Park


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"Alex 'Skinnybones' Frankovitch is back, this time starring in a TV commercial after sending a prizewinning letter to a cat food company. Alex is signing autographs in preparation for his newfound celebrity, but things don't work out the way he hoped. Onscreen, he plays a six-year-old running away from home—quite an insult for a 12-year-old. Alex has one more chance at fame when he wins a role in A Christmas Carol, but it's as Tiny Tim, not Scrooge as Alex would have liked. As always, Park is laugh-out-loud funny and kids will have a wonderful time with this story."—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394825915
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Series: Skinnybones Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 392,747
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has been translated into multiple languages and is a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Almost Starring Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

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Almost Starring Skinnybones 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good and very funny "rainy day" book if you get bored a need to read somthing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book but it looks good
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Nice cool asome as cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book ever!!
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bailey97 More than 1 year ago

The main character in this story is Aleks. He is one of the kids at school that is a nerd. Well in this story he doesn¿t just stay as a nerd, he becomes cool. He gets to know what it¿s like to be cool, but only for a little bit.
Ok so we know that Aleks is one of the nerds at school now. Well he wins a prize that lets him go on a cat food commercial, called Kitty Fritters. On this commercial he acts like a little kid. The little kid is running away from home and he is taking his cat with him. All he takes is this big bag of Kitty Fritters. Well he makes a total fool of himself trying to put the big bag of cat food into the wagon by falling down. So then the next day at school everyone saw the commercial and everyone was laughing at him all day. In this book it didn¿t say what day and time it was, so I¿m just guessing that every new chapter was a new day.
I liked this book because it was about a kid that had a problem; also Barbara Park makes a lot of good books. In her books you can really picture the story and tell when the story starts to change. The whole meaning of this story is about a kid that is a nerd and keeps making a fool of him every time he tries to act cool. I would recommend this book because it is very detailed, it has good word choice and once you start reading it you can¿t stop.
Some connections that I had were that when Aleks knew he was going to be on TV he acted like he was the best. Also when he made a big mess he blamed it on the cat, now when I do bad things at my house I don¿t blame it on the cat, but I blame it on my brother. =]
Guest More than 1 year ago
Her books are so funny- no wait HILARIOUSLY COMICAL!!! I recommend it to any person who wants to earn a laugh.