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The Resource Return to Planet Tad, Tim Carvell ; illustrated by Doug Holgate

Return to Planet Tad, Tim Carvell ; illustrated by Doug Holgate

Label
Return to Planet Tad
Title
Return to Planet Tad
Statement of responsibility
Tim Carvell ; illustrated by Doug Holgate
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tad offers commentary on his eighth-grade year via illustrated blog entries
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Character
Review
  • Grades 4-7 Tad (from Planet Tad, 2012) is back and trying his best to bridge that awkward gap between middle and high school. Picking up his blog with the last half of eighth grade, Tad has got a lot on his plate: his first dance (which you apparently need to ask a girl to), his first kiss (which is happening onstage), his first summer job (which is the worst thing to happen to summer), high school (which is, well, high school), and his first date (which is . . . confusing). Part diary and part stand-up routine, Tad’s blog recounts his handling of these obstacles and many others, not necessarily with grace, but with sincere effort. His laugh-out-loud mishaps will resonate with readers approaching early adolescence, who no doubt have encountered similarly sticky situations. Cartoon sketches and Tad’s one-off observations about life add even more humor to the book, making for a quick, episodic story ideal for reluctant readers, middle-schoolers, and the Wimpy Kid crowd. -- Smith, Julia (Reviewed 07-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 21, p75)
  • Gr 4 – 6 — Tad is now almost 14 in this sequel to Planet Tad (HarperCollins, 2014). This book will make readers laugh out loud uproariously and with no reserve. Tad blogs over the course of a year on his father's computer. He shares stories about his little sister, his parents, and his friends and enemies at school. Tad, like most kids, experiences the ups and downs of adolescence. Through his blog, he shares his thoughts about various subjects, such as the occurrence of blizzards on days when there is no school (a waste of a perfectly good blizzard in his opinion). Each blog entry is accompanied by a matching emoticon. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this funny offering is sure to delight fans of the Jeff Kinney's "Wimpy Kid." Coming of age is tricky business, but Tad will help readers see the joy in some pretty silly situations.—Katy Charles, Virgil Elementary School, Cortland, NY --Katy Charles (Reviewed July 1, 2014) (School Library Journal, vol 60, issue 7, p82)
  • More tidbits from Planet Tad, compiled from a fictional blog originally published in Mad Magazine (Planet Tad, 2012).Tadâ€TMs faux blog comes complete with emoticons and line drawings and records the events of January through December as he finishes eighth grade and begins ninth. The nearly daily entries are sometimes silly and sometimes sarcastic. He tries to learn ice skating in January, gets a cellphone (a lame one) for his birthday in March and is blackmailed into starring in the schoolâ€TMs production of Our Town by his teacher in April. Many entries are just vaguely humorous observations: Toothpaste should be called “mouthscrub” so it doesnâ€TMt sound like glue for teeth. No event or topic lasts for more than a few entries. His mean grandmother visits in June, the family attends her wedding in August, and Tad starts high school in September. Part of the team that won six Emmys for The Daily Show, Carvell turns out a second Tad title that, like its predecessor, lacks a central story. It reads, not surprisingly, like something written by a sketch-comedy writer trying for the Wimpy Kid audience. Final art not seen, but Holgateâ€TMs preliminary illustrations are a highlight.A smile or two for those with severely short attention spans, not much more. (Fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10355261
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mad (New York, N.Y. : 1958)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carvell, Tim
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.C2537
LC item number
Re 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holgate, Douglas
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Planet Tad
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Blogs
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Blogs
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Return to Planet Tad, Tim Carvell ; illustrated by Doug Holgate
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: Planet Ted
  • "A portion of the text of this book was originally published in Mad magazine"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863854286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780062266255
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013043142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863854286
Label
Return to Planet Tad, Tim Carvell ; illustrated by Doug Holgate
Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: Planet Ted
  • "A portion of the text of this book was originally published in Mad magazine"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863854286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780062266255
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013043142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863854286

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