Skinnybones

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Skinnybones
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Release Date
August 12, 1982
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067988792X
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A Small Kid with a Big (Funny) Mouth
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We meet sixth-grader Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch as he's dumping all of his cat's Kitty Fritters on the floor in order to find the entry blank for the contest he's entering. Unfortunately, his mom doesn't quite believe Fluffy was the one who spilled the Fritters.

This is just the beginning of Alex's woes. He and big athletic T.J. are enemies. T.J. challenges Alex to a pitching contest. (The only problem is, Alex canNOT pitch.) After that not-too-pretty scene, Alex's Little League team (which goes by the catchy name "Fran and Ethel's Cleaning Service") is up against T.J.'s. But, win or lose (and--let's face it--he mostly loses), Alex always carries the day with his wacky sense of humor.

The book has a surprise ending, which leads us irresistibly to the sequel, "Almost Starring Skinnybones." After devouring this funny, quick read, I can't wait to get to the next one!
TM
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Reader reviewed by Jolie

 I recommend Skinnybones by Barbara Park because it was very funny when
Alex Frankovitch asked his teacher if he could help clean the whiteboards so he did not have a baseball competition against T.J. Stoner. Another funny part that happened in Skinnybones was when Alex heard on the loudspeaker that he won the Kitty-Fritter Contest. It was funny because he did not even realize and he was surprised. The funniest part of all happened during a baseball game. When T.J. was about to get Alex out at first base, Alex yelled  "Booga Booga".

 I felt really bad for Alex because everyone, including T.J. Stoner, made fun of Alex because he was the worst pitcher ever. Another time I felt bad was when he ordered a large shirt for baseball and his coach changed Alex's order to a small size. You see, another problem with Alex was his small size about which he was very ashamed.

 I really enjoyed this because of the reasons above and this book would be good for kids who love funny things and for those who love sports. I hope you enjoy my review and the book.
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Reader reviewed by Lee

Skinybones is about a boy named Alix Fraankovitch who is all ways getting in to trouble. And is all ways trying to solve his way out but never seems to succeed in his trick. He ends up having to admit he lied to every one he lied to and usually he lied to a lot if people which isn't very fun. This is because he gets laughed at the next day. The suprising thing is he doesn't mind it. What he really minds is T.G Stoner decuse he brags a lot and he also acts like a punk which he basically is. T.J. all ways goes around and says who he is going to play is going to lose badly. My opinion is that this is a very good book. It has a lot of action and description which makes it a good book for a young reader like I am.
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The Lucky Charms Kid
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Reader reviewed by Val

This book is perhaps the funniest book I've ever read and thats saying alot considering I've read alot of books ever since I could read. Skinnybones is the story of Alex Frankovitch a sixth grader who prides himself in his sense of humor and has to deal with bullies, an unsensitive mother, an overfed cat, a stubborn dad and an unreliable friend but of course Alex frankovitch manages to go down in his embaressing style. The story includes him lying about his batting talant and entering a cat fodd contest so you can understand what your in store for.
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