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Underpants on my head / Jessica Harper ; illustrated by Jon Berkeley.

Harper, Jessica. (Author). Berkeley, Jon, (ill.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch J HARPE J (Text) 33126015315207 JFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399246722
  • ISBN: 039924672X
  • Physical Description: 60 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.

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Summary, etc.:
When Cleo and her family go on vacation, they experience a freak August snow storm while hiking on Mt. Baldy.
Subject: Hiking > Fiction.
Vacations > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2009 March

    Gr 2–3—Eight-year-old Cleo Small and her family, first introduced in Uh-oh, Cleo (Putnam, 2008), are vacationing in Colorado. Since the family has six kids, the trip is understandably full of chaos and typical sibling squabbles. Upon arriving at Grandma's house, Cleo, her two oldest siblings, and their parents depart to climb Mount Baldy. A freak snowstorm at the top leads them to use their spare undergarments as hats, and the siblings find they have to work together to make it down safely. Cleo's chatty narration and Berkeley's warm black-and-white illustrations will appeal to early chapter-book readers. Although the action is a little late in getting started, the opening sentence ("Two things you hardly ever see are snow in summer and underpants on my head") easily sells the book. Reading the first title isn't necessary, though it may help youngsters to make sense of Cleo's large family. Sure to be in demand where Uh-oh, Cleo is popular.—Jackie Partch, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

    [Page 114]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2008 August

    Gr 2–3— With a twin brother, Jack, as well as other siblings, and an assortment of toys that live in her special Toy House, eight-year-old Cleo always has someone to pal around with and something to do. When Jack decides to climb the toy house, causing it to fall over, one of the toys hits Cleo in the head, landing her in the hospital for stitches. This new experience in young Cleo's life is a memorable one, and it's made more impressionable by her loving family. Comical family situations are reminiscent of Eleanor Estes's Moffats (although this book is not as long), and Cleo is comparable to Sally Warner's Emma. Playful ink illustrations and large font make it a natural choice for those readers bounding into the world of beginning chapter books. Cleo will appeal to kids who've enjoyed Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones, Susan Beth Pfeffer's Sara Kate, or Sheila Greenwald's Rosy Cole.—Jennifer Cogan, Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown, PA

    [Page 90]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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