Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang by Dan Gutman

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Exiled on Earth, Funny Boy must save his new planet from an evil haircut
Never spit spitballs at your brother. That’s the lesson Funny Boy learned on his last day on the planet Crouton, when his parents strapped him to a rocket and shot him to Earth as punishment for misbehaving. But just like Superman, this exiled Croutonian gained powers when he landed on the new world. He’s not super strong, super fast, or super stylish, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet, and leap over boring situations with a single pun. But now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut. This book features an illustrated biography of Dan Gutman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
 

About Dan Gutman

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Dan Gutman (b. 1955) is a prolific author of popular children’s books. He began his career with adult nonfiction books about baseball, covering topics such as the game’s greatest scandals and the evolution of its equipment. The birth of his first child inspired him to begin writing for a young audience, beginning with Baseball’s Biggest Bloopers (1993).   The Kid Who Ran for President (1996) became Gutman’s bestselling book, and has sold almost a million copies. In 1997, he published Honus & Me, a story about a young boy who finds a rare baseball card that magically takes him back to 1909 to play with the great Honus Wagner. Gutman went on to create a series about time-travel encounters with other baseball stars such as Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. Miss Daisy Is Crazy (2004) was the first My Weird School book, beginning a long-running series of more than forty novels. With Mission Unstoppable (2011), Gutman debuted a new adventure series: the Genius Files, starring fraternal twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald. The first book in the series became a New York Times bestseller. The sequel, Never Say Genius, was published in 2012. Gutman lives in New Jersey with his family.  
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Open Road Media Young Readers. 144 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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