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Children's Fiction School & Education

Book or Bell?

by (author) Chris Barton

illustrated by Ashley Spires

Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
School & Education
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781681197296
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $22.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

The first page has Henry hooked.
The second page has him captivated.
The third page . . .
BBBBRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!
. . . will have to wait.
That is, unless Henry ignores the bell, stays put, and keeps on reading the most awesome book.
By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry sets off a chain reaction unlike anything his school or town has ever seen. Luckily, Mayor Wise, Governor Bright, and Senator Brilliant know exactly what the situation calls for:
A louder bell. MUCH louder.
With this hilarious, high-energy satire from bestselling author Chris Barton and illustrator Ashley Spires, readers will be cheering louder still as one of their own continues to just stay put.

About the authors

Chris Barton is the author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books including Dazzle Ships, Whoosh!, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?. His books have won several awards including a Sibert Honor for The Day-Glo Brothers and an Orbis Pictus Recommended for All of a Sudden and Forever. Chris lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. Visit his website at www.chrisbarton.info.

Chris Barton's profile page

 

Ashley Spires est diplômé de l'Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. Artiste touche à tout, elle a créé des sites Internet, des livres et des marionnettes. Elle est auteure et illustratrice de plusieurs livres dont Quel génie!, la série Basile le chat de l'espace,Petit Paul, Chien recherche garçon et André est débordé. Ashley a également illustré Le Labo des malins par Shar Levine et Leslie Johnstone. Elle vit à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique.

 

Ashley Spires earned her BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and went on to earn a graduate diploma in illustration from Sheridan College. She is also the illustrator of Binky the Space Cat. Ashley lives in British Columbia, but you can find her at www.ashleyspires.com.

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Editorial Reviews

"Barton couples engaging storytelling with Spires’ hilariously chaotic scenes featuring a multicultural cast of comical characters . . . This sidesplitting story will keep young readers highly amused till the very end." -Booklist
"A zany, rollicking story with hilarious illustrations." -Kirkus Reviews
"Sure to get big laughs . . . Spires has as much fun drawing the chaos caused by the booming bells, which blow the ink off whiteboard and send clothes and backpacks flying." -Publishers Weekly

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