Book or bell?

by Barton, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E BAR
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E BAR
Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E SCH BAR
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's Easy
Call Number  E SCH BAR
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BARTON Chris
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea BARTON Chris
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB BARTO
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  J PB BARTO
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK BARTON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK BARTON
The first page has Henry hooked.
The second page has him captivated.
The third page . . .
. . . will have to wait.
That is, unless Henry ignores the bell, stays put, and keeps on reading the most awesome book.
By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry sets off a chain reaction unlike anything his school or town has ever seen. Luckily, Mayor Wise, Governor Bright, and Senator Brilliant know exactly what the situation calls for-
A louder bell. MUCH louder.
With this hilarious, high-energy satire from bestselling author Chris Barton and illustrator Ashley Spires, readers will be cheering louder still as one of their own continues to just stay put.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Henry has been in school long enough to know how to respond to the ringing of the school bell. But after finding a highly captivating book about a bike during library time one Tuesday, Henry breaks away from his routine: all he wants to do is read. The school was not prepared for anyone to just stay put. By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry set off a chain reaction unlike anything they'd ever seen. School leaders are beside themselves while government officials step in, suggesting a series of ever-louder bells, but the increased clanging only creates more catastrophic chain reactions, both in school and around town. It's all helter-skelter until Ms. Sabio, Henry's teacher, puts her simple idea to action. Barton couples engaging storytelling with Spires' hilariously chaotic scenes featuring a multicultural cast of comical characters. With a balanced mix of anticipated and unpredictable moments and lots of onomatopoeia, this sidesplitting story will keep young readers highly amused till the very end.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "School bells keep things running smoothly, as any student or administrator knows, but a boy named Henry is tired of them interrupting his reading. When Henry refuses to leave his seat, the finely tuned machine of his school breaks down: because he isn't in the cafeteria line, "the food that would have gone on Henry's tray went-SPLOT!-onto the floor." And "with the best player missing from PE, lots of balls rolled out of the gym... and into the street." The mayor, governor, and a senator are called in, but their solution-louder and louder bells-only make things worse. Barton alludes to but doesn't entirely explore the ideas of appropriate reading times and the pitfalls of life ruled by the clock. His exaggerated descriptions of the klaxons are sure to get big laughs, though: one "blasted like a ton of air horns getting smashed by a freight train." Spires has as much fun drawing the chaos caused by the booming bells, which blow the ink off whiteboard and send clothes and backpacks flying. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. Illustrator's agent: Claire Easton, Painted Words. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects catreq 10/11/17 bb
Publisher 2017
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN 9781681197296
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