Almost Starring Skinnybones

Almost Starring Skinnybones
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Age Range
8+
Release Date
March 12, 1988
ISBN
0394825918
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Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is about to become a huge star—in his very own TV commercial! But Alex’s big plans for stardom go terribly wrong. Are Alex’s days as a Big Celebrity over?

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In this sequel to SKINNYBONES, Alex collects his big prize for winning the catfood essay contest. He heads to New York City to star in a commercial! Unfortunately, his part is totally humiliating, making him look and act like a four-year-old. AND people don't seem to quite recognize what a big star he is.

When he gets home, he worries. His friends and enemies might actually give him a hard time when they see his commercial. Would they? Indeed, they would--and do. Oh, sure, Alex now has a fan club, but the members are his grandparents (who can't attend because they live in Florida), his cat, and the kid in diapers who lives down the street.

Alex gets a second stab at stardom when he tries out for the school play. What happens then is funny and deeply thought-provoking. The author has a gift for making readers laugh out loud, and yet getting to the heart of an important issue.

Highly recommended.
TM
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