Yo-yo Man by Daniel Pinkwater

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It is the first day of school. The first day of third grade. Between Mrs. Mousetrap's miserable spelling tests and the arm-twisting antics of smelly, candy-sucking Richard Newton, it's already looking ugly.

Then comes recess—and Ramon: The World Yo-yo Champion appears with his awesome King Tut Royal Egyptian Yo-yo. Even Richard Newton is in awe.

With bobbing, humming, sparkling speed, Daniel Pinkwater and Jack E. Davis draw us into a dizzyingly satisfying tale of yo-yo success.

 

About Daniel Pinkwater

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Daniel Pinkwater has created many weird and whimsical children's stories that play on the absurdity of reality, among them The Hoboken Chicken's Emergency, Miss Nelson Is Coming, and The Picture of Morty and Ray. Jack E. Davis was senior art director with a a large ad agency before becoming a children's book illustrator. Among the books he has illustrated are "Bedhead" by Margi Palatini, "Metro Cat" by Marsha Diane Arnold, "Music Over Manhattan" by Mark Karlins, and the ongoing series The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and has three sons and two cats.
 
Published July 1, 2007 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Immediately seeing that Richard Newton is “a yo-yo no-go, a yo-yo goo-goo,” the young narrator determines to buckle down, with yo-yo and spelling book both.

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