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Super burp!




Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, ©2010.
Physical Description:
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker.
Program Information:
Accelerated reader 3.6 1.0 140469.
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Call Number
J George Brown Class Clown v.1

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The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at...Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps--and they must be stopped! But how?

Author Notes

Author Nancy Krulik graduated from Temple University. Before becoming a free-lance author, she was the editor of Scholastic's Hot Dog and Thrills and Chills magazines. She has written over 200 books for children and young adults including biographies of Hollywood's hottest young stars and teen and preteen advice books. She is best known for writing the Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series and the How I Survived Middle School series.

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Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-George Brown moves to a new town and leaves his olds friends behind. Having had a reputation as the class clown and funny man, he is determined to mend his ways and get the kids in his new class to like him without jokes. Then his parents take him out for ice cream and he suddenly lets out the biggest burp ever. It takes over his body and he starts dancing on the table. When the burp pops, he doesn't know what came over him and why he isn't able to control himself. The burp haunts him at home and at school, causing him to do such things as skateboard in the hallways. He tries to control it and, in the meantime, make some friends by just being himself. The kids are a typical cast of characters with the popular boy giving George a hard time and the nice nerdy kid befriending him. The story line makes for a fun read, but it's not outstanding or innovative. Line drawings add humor and break up the short chapters. Since the book ends with George questioning whether he can control his burps in the future, more titles in the series are sure to follow.-Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Kicking off the George Brown, Class Clown series (a spinoff of Krulik's Katie Kazoo series), this goofy caper centers on goodhearted but troublemaking George, a fourth grader whose mission-to go from being the funny kid who does "dumb stuff that got him into trouble" to "the new, improved, raise-your-hand George"-seems doomed to fail. His campaign gets off to a rocky start: his classmates crack up when he falls on his butt while square dancing in gym class and when pepper makes him sneeze "ropes of snot" at lunch. Things go further awry when George begins to burp uncontrollably-enormous belches that compel him to misbehave. One "magic super burp" drives him to juggle eggs that smash onto the classroom floor; another entices him to ride his skateboard into the art room, where he crashes into a pail of "icky, sticky, papier-mache goo." Krulik serves up kid-pleasing slapstick and doesn't resolve the burping dilemma, leaving plenty of opportunity for further class clowning. Final art not seen by PW. Also available: Trouble Magnet. Ages 7-9. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved