Tony Baloney Buddy Trouble

by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated By Edwin Fotheringham


Scholastic Press
July 2014


Fiction
Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 2012026700


Lexile measure: 660L

DRA: 24

Guided Reading: M

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Tony Baloney and his best friend,
Bob, can't wait for tonight.
It's Books and Buddies,
the best school event ever!
But will a fight with Big Sister
ruin everything?

With spot-on comic timing and hilariously familiar situations, award-winners Pam Munoz Ryan and Edwin Fotheringham once again examine sibling dynamics with insight and heart.

Whether you are a Bossy Biggest, a Mellow (and mischievous) Middle, or a Bothersome Baby, you are sure to find yourself or someone you love in the Baloney family.
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Edwin Fotheringham

Edwin Fotheringham’s stylish, award-winning illustrations have graced the pages of The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. He has illustrated numerous highly acclaimed nonfiction picture books, such as Barbara Kerley's What to Do About Alice?, a Sibert Honor Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book; The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a New York Public Library Best Children's Book; Those Rebels, John & Tom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; and A Home for Mr. Emerson, a NAPPA Gold Award winner; as well as younger fiction picture books, such as Pam Muñoz Ryan's Tony Baloney and the eponymous beginning reader series, Jennifer Hamburg's Monkey and Duck Quack Up!, a spring 2015 Indie Favorite, and Andria Rosenbaum’s Big Sister, Little Monster. Ed lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit him online at edfotheringham.com.
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Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.

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  • Praise for TONY BALONEY

    *"Ryan's exuberant story takes a fresh look at sibling dynamics. . . . Fotheringham's hyperbolic digital illustrations counterbalance the slyly understated narrative, portraying Tony's (and Dandelion's) antics with humor." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

    "Memorable characters and vivid scenes. Tony will definitely be a favorite with readers. He is bound to become an enduring character poised to experience many more adventures." -- LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION

    "The trials and tribulations of middle children get zesty, energetic treatment in this story." -- THE HORN BOOK

    "Totally goofy, but totally fun." -- BOOKLIST

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