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Skinnybones

by Barbara Park

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I enjoyed this book, mostly because of the humorous characters. First of all, Alex is a very relatable character. He's the class clown- which almost everyone has had experiences with during the primary years. He makes an outlandish bet with fellow classmate TJ, and fails miserably. Then, when the two boys' baseball teams go against each other, Alex fails again. Readers can be inspired by Alex's determination, whether or not he fails. Park also teaches a very valuable lesson: it's okay to fail. However, by the end of the book, Alex ends up winning a contest. This encourages readers to keep going and never give up. ( )
  alexavecchio | Oct 23, 2015 |
Barbara Park knows funny. Skinnybones is a great read aloud, especially for boys. 2nd grade and up. ( )
  KristinAkerHowell | Aug 15, 2015 |
Barbara Park knows funny. Skinnybones is a great read aloud, especially for boys. 2nd grade and up. ( )
  KristinAkerHowell | Aug 15, 2015 |
Alex Franovitch has been playing baseball for six year and isn't the best player. Children's novel, short and easy to read. Super fun with a younger audience around. Not as much fun when you read alone. ( )
  Rosenstern | Sep 14, 2014 |
For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league big mouth! But when he brags his way into a pitching contest, this might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of.
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Age Range: 8 - 12 years | Grade Level: 3 - 7
  kplowman2 | Dec 9, 2013 |
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To Steven and David, for all your inspiration
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MY CAT EATS KITTY FRITTERS BECAUSE... I figure that if she didn't eat Kitty Fritters, she would probably be dead by now.
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For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch has a major-league big mouth! But when he brags his way into a pitching contest, this might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of.

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Alex's active sense of humor helps him get along with the school braggart, make the most of his athletic talents, and simply get by in a hectic world.

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