Tony Baloney by Pam Munoz Ryan

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Bestselling author Pam Muñoz Ryan and virtuosic new talent Edwin Fotheringham show off their funny sides as they introduce the mischievous, lovable, utterly relatable Tony Baloney!

Tony Baloney is a macaroni penguin. He loves fish tacos, Little Green Walrus Guys, his stuffed animal, Dandelion, and anything with wheels. He does not love trouble . . . but trouble loves him. Sometimes, when he is tired of Bossy Big Sister Baloney and exasperated with the Bothersome Babies Baloney, Dandelion behaves badly. And then, Tony must say he is sorry, which is not always easy for him.

Whether you are a mischievous middle, a bossy biggest, or a bothersome baby, you are sure to root for Tony Baloney and find yourself, or someone you love, in the Baloney family.

About Pam Munoz Ryan

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PAM MUÑOZ RYAN is the author of more than thirty books for young readers, including the ALA Notable picture books Mice and Beans, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, and When Marian Sang and Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, both illustrated by Brian Selznick. Her spring 2010 novel, The Dreamer, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Peter Sís, has been hailed by Booklist as “a classic.” She lives in Southern California with her family. Visit her online at EDWIN FOTHERINGHAM is the illustrator of two books by Barbara Kerley, What to Do About Alice?, a Sibert Honor and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award winner, and The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), as well as Shana Corey’s Mermaid Queen, a Parents’ Choice Award winner. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family. Visit him online at
Published June 30, 2015 by Scholastic Inc.. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can’t help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room “for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes” with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by...

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Ryan's (The Dreamer) exuberant story takes a fresh look at sibling dynamics from the perspective of a beleaguered macaroni penguin caught between bossy Big Sister Baloney and twin Bothersome Babies Baloney.

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PreS-Gr 2—It is Pen Pal Month at school and macaroni penguin, Tony Baloney, can't wait to write to his new friend Sam. After exchanging letters, it seems that Sam is a lot like Tony; they both play baseball, ride scooters, and love reading spooky stories. Tony can hardly wait for the class pizza ...

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