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Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

by Bob Shea

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Genre: Modern Fantasy
Age Appropriateness: Primary
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Kid Sheriff came into the town of Drywater Gulch where he helped catch robbers! The people in the town thought that the robbers were toads, but the whole time kid sheriff said the culprits were dinosaurs. This made the toads angry because they wanted to receive credit for their robberies. They were so furious that they went into the jail to see the dinosaurs that were receiving credit, but just as they went in, kid sheriff locked the toads in the jail. Kid Sheriff had tricked the toads, and now they were caught!

This is good modern fantasy because the book flows in a way that makes sense. The author made sure that specific details were followed throughout the whole book. The characters definitely follow a fantasy description. First of all toads can not be robbers, a kid won't be a sheriff, and dinosaurs are no longer alive, but the characters are great for fantasy because they have personalities that are realistic.
  ebrink15 | Feb 12, 2017 |
THIS is my classes favorite picture book reader of all time! So funny and smart in how it utilizes a little bit of dinosaur knowledge and cunning to thwart that nasty band of cattle kissing no goods, the Toad gang. ( )
  Davis22 | May 29, 2016 |
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  activelearning | Mar 24, 2016 |
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads is a story about the west and a sheriff who needs to catch some bad guys. The sheriff catches the criminals by blaming the crimes on dinosaurs. This wild story introduces dinosaur vocabulary and draws readers in through the epic plot line.
  ejoy13 | Oct 21, 2015 |
The Toad brothers terrorize the town of Drywater Gulch. They steal the gold, kiss the cattle, insult the chili and never get caught. One day, Kid Sheriff shows up into town. Ryan's not actually an expert on law but he is an expert on dinosaurs. With this expertise, Sheriff Ryan is able to catch the lawless brothers so the town can be a happy place once more.

Characters: Sheriff Ryan, The Toad Brothers, The Mayor, Townspeople
Setting: Drywater Gulch
Theme: Humility - doing things to seek attention

Possible post-reading discussions include:
heroes come in all shapes & sizes; attention seeking; humility; and lending a helping hand.
  kimberlyfox | Sep 8, 2015 |
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The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.

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