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Tony Baloney School Rules

by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated By Edwin Fotheringham


Scholastic Press
July 2013


Fiction
Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 2012006962


Lexile measure: AD530L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L

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Tony Baloney is excited!
Today he won't have to obey
Bossy Big Sister Baloney.
He won't have to play with
the Bothersome Babies Baloney.
Today he is going to school!

Tony Baloney is finally free from the tyranny of his many sisters only to face a new challenge--SCHOOL RULES! How will Tony ever follow them all? True to his resilient spirit, he discovers a first day of school filled with new friends, good fun, a few foibles, and some fantastic surprises!

Award-winners Pam Munoz Ryan and Edwin Fotheringham reinvigorate the reader format with their fresh approach to the form. Crafted with all the care and detail of a picture book, and bursting with lyrical, laugh-out-loud text and clever, eye-popping artwork, TONY BALONEY SCHOOL RULES is a fun read aloud and the perfect book to ignite budding readers. The irresistible characters spring off the page and will leap into your heart--especially Tony, who children are sure to embrace like a new best friend.
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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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