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The Resource Night of the living worms : a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure, Dave Coverly

Night of the living worms : a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure, Dave Coverly

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Night of the living worms : a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure
Title
Night of the living worms
Title remainder
a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure
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Dave Coverly
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Language
eng
Summary
Jealous of his brother, Early Bird, who always gets the worm, Speed Bump embarks on an adventure with his best friend Slingshot
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Review
  • Grades 2-4 Coverly brings his popular syndicated cartoon, Speed Bump, into the realm of illustrated chapter books with this lively series opener. True to its roots, a cartoon sequence precedes the first chapter and sets the stage for comic misadventure. Being Early Bird’s little brother is frustrating for young Speed Bump, whose tiny wings and habit of sleeping in make him unlikely to catch any worms at all. But when the night crawlers band together to fight back, Speed Bump and his friend Slingshot’s slingshot save the day. Throughout, art dominates the page, and different typography is used for narrative text and speech bubbles. Coverly’s drawings are full of visual jokes, and the narrative is packed with playful language: one entire chapter, “Hatching a Plan,” is chock-full of bird-related puns, and Slingshot practices his French—these words are quickly translated—in hopes of impressing a hen he met in New Orleans. Clever, imaginative, and precisely targeted to its audience (there’s even a poop joke), this new series is sure to please. -- Isaacs, Kathleen (Reviewed 10-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 3, p79)
  • Gr 1 – 3 — This first chapter book series from Coverly, an internationally syndicated cartoonist whose "Speed Bump" cartoons appear in more than 400 newspapers, and the winner of the prestigious Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist, focuses on the travails of a bird named Speed Bump. Speed Bump's brother is the illustrious Early Bird, the one who always gets the worm. This isn't Speed Bump's only problem. He has a hard time waking up, his wings are tiny, his tail feathers are short, and his head is larger than his body. Fortunately, he has a great friend, Slingshot, who knows how to brighten Speed Bump's days. Together they have a life-changing adventure deep in the nighttime forest. Filled with subtle irony, wordplay, and gentle pokes at life, the text is accompanied by appealingly large, cartoon-style, black-and-white line drawings. VERDICT This story will have students laughing out loud and reluctant readers asking for the sequel.—Paula Huddy, The Blake School-Highcroft Campus, Wayzata, MN --Paula Huddy (Reviewed July 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 7, p71)
  • Avian puns and scatological humor drive this first title in an illustrated chapter book series from cartoonist Coverly (Dogs Are People, Too ). Scraggly b&w illustrations help introduce Speed Bump, a stumpy, late-rising bird who can never beat his older brother, Early Bird, to the worm. Coverly establishes an irreverent tone from the outset, when Speed Bump is awakened by a “little bird tweeting” (on its smartphone). After Speed Bump and his id-driven friend Slingshot discover that vicious worms are conspiring against Early Bird, the small bird gets a chance to be the hero. The jokes and birdy banter come fast and furious (“They hatched plans, but got eggsasperated because they knew none of them would work.... All of their ideas to stop the Nightcrawlers were as terrible as their puns”), and should keep readers flying through the pages. Ages 7–10. Agent: Melissa Chinchillo, Fletcher & Company. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed July 27, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 30, p)
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10457320
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Coverly, Dave
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[Fic]
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1
  • 3
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True
Series statement
Speed Bump and Slingshot misadventures
Series volume
0001
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  • Birds
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Brothers
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
Target audience
primary
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a Speed Bump and Slingshot misadventure
Label
Night of the living worms : a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure, Dave Coverly
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"Christy Ottaviano Books."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn897468511
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9780805088861
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897468511
Label
Night of the living worms : a Speed bump and Slingshot misadventure, Dave Coverly
Publication
Note
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897468511
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9780805088861
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014043846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897468511

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