Tony Baloney School Rules by Pam Munoz Ryan

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Ryan divides Tony’s day into four chapters, and Fotheringham’s blue, reds, and orange accents pop as Tony and Dandelion model a growing sense of independence and the ability to learn from mistakes.
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Readers everywhere will adore Tony Baloney--the loveable, highly relatable hero of this bravura new Beginning Reader series!

Tony Baloney is excited!
Today he won't have to obey
Bossy Big Sister Baloney.
He won't have to play with
the Bothersome Babies Baloney.
Today he is going to school!

Tony Baloney is finally free from the tyranny of his many sisters only to face a new challenge--SCHOOL RULES! How will Tony ever follow them all? True to his resilient spirit, he discovers a first day of school filled with new friends, good fun, a few foibles, and some fantastic surprises!

Award-winners Pam Munoz Ryan and Edwin Fotheringham reinvigorate the reader format with their fresh approach to the form. Crafted with all the care and detail of a picture book, and bursting with lyrical, laugh-out-loud text and clever, eye-popping artwork, TONY BALONEY SCHOOL RULES is a fun read aloud and the perfect book to ignite budding readers. The irresistible characters spring off the page and will leap into your heart--especially Tony, who children are sure to embrace like a new best friend.
 

About Pam Munoz Ryan

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Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered countless accolades including the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com. Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated several notable picture books, including Barbara Kerley's WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book, and THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN (ACCORDING TO SUSY), a New York Public Library Best Children's Book. Edwin lives in Seattle, Washington. You can visit him online at www.edfotheringham.com.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Scholastic Press. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 27 2013

Ryan divides Tony’s day into four chapters, and Fotheringham’s blue, reds, and orange accents pop as Tony and Dandelion model a growing sense of independence and the ability to learn from mistakes.

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on Jun 17 2013

This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules.

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