Backpack Stories

Backpack Stories

by Kevin O'Malley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807505052
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Kevin O'Malley was in the fourth grade when he decided to illustrate books for children. He has a wild sense of humor and it comes through loud and clear in his books. In 1992, he made his children's book debut with Froggy Went A-Courting, based on a well known folk ballad. Kevin has illustrated books written by other writers, such as Cinder Edna and Chanukah in Chelm and has worked in animating multimedia displays for clients including the Smithsonian Institution. His latest books range from nonfiction to outrageous humor. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his artist wife and two sons. www.booksbyomalley.com

Kevin O'Malley was in the fourth grade when he decided to illustrate books for children. He has a wild sense of humor and it comes through loud and clear in his books. In 1992, he made his children's book debut with Froggy Went A-Courting, based on a well known folk ballad. Kevin has illustrated books written by other writers, such as Cinder Edna and Chanukah in Chelm and has worked in animating multimedia displays for clients including the Smithsonian Institution. His latest books range from nonfiction to outrageous humor. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his artist wife and two sons. www.booksbyomalley.com

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Backpack Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Stephanyk on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This graphic novel is appropriate for the grades pre-k through third. The book is humorous and has four short chapters. Also the pictures are bright, colorful and eye catching. The book begins with the history of the backpack and how cavemen and Egyptians tried to create a backpack but failed. I.C Clearly the narrator also jokes that 21st century children do not need backpacks because they have their moms carry everything. The following chapters are even more silly stories about a volcano backpack, super backpack girl and a backpack that is always hungry. Uses in classroom:- I would have students create their own backpack story.- I would have pre-k students design their own backpack.- I would show children how to read a table of contents.- As a class we can make a volcano.- A lot of onomatopoeia is used in the book so I would go over that with students. I could even have students listen to a number of different sounds and write an onomatopoeia.