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Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian (2012)

by Michael Rex(Favorite Author)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 5
0399255214 (ISBN13: 9780399255212)
Putnam Juvenile
review 1: Very cute graphic novel about a barbarian warrior boy, Fangbone, from an alternate dimension who is sent to Earth to protect the big toe of Drool. (Drool is a fallen warlord whose followers are trying to resurrect.) Fangbone meets Bill, a 3rd grader with ADD, and joins 3G. At turns humorous, silly, gross, and even a little sweet this is a great choice for reluctant or struggling readers.
review 2: Boys and girls in my after school book club literally could not stop talking about their favorite lines in this book. All I had to do was sit back and let them talk, calling on the next person as they finished. Sure this is sometimes gross out humor ( picking noses, picking spider eggs out of underarm hair) but sometimes subtle as well. The kids picked up on all o
... moref it; most read the book in one sitting,not wanting to put it down. They understood when the nose digging kid said, "it's my culture" and the teacher responded, "no, it's just gross!" They loved it that the principal showed up wearing fur books just like Fang Bone's. I've seen reviews criticizing the series, and I have to wonder if the reviewers have any memory of their own childhood. Perhaps they were not comic book fans...too bad for them! less
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The fangbone books are goofy and a lot of fun. Me and my fourth grader enjoyed them together.
Fun younger level graphic novel- I like the theme of team work and how to accept difference.
good book
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