When Charlie McButton Lost Power

When Charlie McButton Lost Power

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Overview

Charlie McButton likes computer games so much, he never plays with anything else. When a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, his tech empire comes tumbling down, and his whole world loses power. Charlie needs batteries-FAST! But the only triple- A's he can find are in his little sister's talking doll. Will he resort to desperate measures and cause his sister to have a meltdown of her own? Or will he snap out of his computer craze long enough to realize his sister might be fun, even if she doesn't come with batteries? Collins and Lester team up for a hilarious and timely tale that will crack up young computer addicts and those who love them!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142408575
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/06/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 288,884
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Collins lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia.

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A clever, humorous story in rhyme. (School Library Journal)

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When Charlie Mcbutton Lost Power 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a computer lab tech. for grades 5k-2. The first week of school, we went over computer lab rules and I read each class this book. They LOVED it!! The illustration is wonderful and the story is AwEsOmE! Great choice!!
mbrittain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading Suzanne Collins' bio, it makes sense that she would be able to create something like this. The writing moves well, rhymes reminiscent of Suess and ideas that are hilarious. Lesters¿ art works well with the writing and the action in both keep the reader turning pages. I read this with a nephew and he particularly enjoyed the reactions of Charlie, while simultaneously sympathizing with Charlie¿s little sister. Being a younger sibling he could relate so much that he told me a story about another nephew stealing batteries from one of his toys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you should try this book. It's great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our family loves books that rhyme and this is one of the best that we have come across in a very long time. Our 3 children who are ages 8, 6, and 4 1/2 fell in love with the characters and the story. The illustrations are FANTASTIC. All of our children could relate to the emotions that Charlie experienced after the loss of power as well as the relationship he has with Isabel Jane, his sister. This book will be a classic in our home. The ending is sweet and brings us back to what is truly important in life...family relationships, and the power of a child's imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We've read this book over and over again. It has a great meaning about being nice to others and presents it in a really fun way.