Who Is Melvin Bubble? by Nick Bruel

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Who is this kid with the funny name? Well, that depends on who you ask. Everybody who knows Melvin--his mom, his dad, his best friend Jimmy, his dog--even Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the big ugly monster with three eyes who lives in his closet have a different opinion. This original and riotous picture book has a lot to say--not only about Melvin, but also about perspective, point of view, and a six-and-a-half-year-old's place in the world.

 

About Nick Bruel

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Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of New York Times bestseller Boing! and the Bad Kitty books, among others. He is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist, and during his down time, he collects PEZ dispensers and grows tomatoes in the backyard. He lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife Carina and their lovely cat Esmerelda.
 
Published August 8, 2006 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Distant cousin to “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” this character portrait answers the title question through statements from a lad’s father and mother, his best friend, his teddy bear and closet monster, the tooth fairy and other associates.

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The straight-man narrator's wry comments may be most appreciated by older readers (e.g., when a beautiful princess dreams of happily ever after with Melvin, the narrator says, "You may be thinking of someone else").

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