Flip's Fantastic Journal by Angelo DeCesare

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Designed to look like a real notebook, complete with Flip's handwriting, blue lines, and a journal binding, this book is a high-spirited introduction to the joys of creativity, especially writing and drawing. And it is presented in a story that kids will clamor to read.

A pup named Flip is having a Nothing Day. Bor-r-ring. But his teacher, Ms. Flea-collar, says he has to write in his journal every day, no matter how dull it is. Then Flip has a great idea: He doesn't have to write about his real day--he can make something up! By the time he lets his imagination and markers run free, he has created a journal world full of unexpected fun and adventure where kids rule (!) and their wildest wishes come true. Employing a proven format--the journal--this book should be popular with boys and reluctant readers. Kids will flip for Flip's Fantastic Journal!

About Angelo DeCesare

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Published August 1, 1999 by Dutton Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This far-from-fantastic mock journal is a transparent--and unconvincing--effort to persuade kids that writing is fun. Hand-lettered on lined pages with cartoons that imitate a child's style, the book

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I will use my sister's markers."" But most readers will find Flip's life pretty trite and question whether his teacher would really say his journal is ""great."" Ages 6-9.

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