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The Resource Tony Baloney : school rules, by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Tony Baloney : school rules, by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Label
Tony Baloney : school rules
Title
Tony Baloney
Title remainder
school rules
Statement of responsibility
by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Title variation
School rules
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the first day of school for Tony Baloney, the macaroni penguin, and he wants to follow all the class rules, but Tony has a way of finding trouble
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • K-Gr 2 — Tony Baloney is back, this time in easy-reader format. The little macaroni penguin is excited about his first day of school, and even a bossy big sister can't bring him down. His stuffed animal, Dandelion, is nervous but Tony reassures him. The day doesn't go quite as smoothly as planned, but by simply being himself, Tony makes a friend and inspires levity in his rule-loving teacher. The vocabulary is too high for those just beginning school to tackle on their own. However, this would be a fun book for caregivers to share with a child starting school or for slightly older children to read independently. The universal topic, along with alliteration and humor, gives it wide appeal. Heavy use of primary colors makes the illustrations stand out, and Tony Baloney himself is appealingly drawn. An excellent first purchase.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA --Kelly Roth (Reviewed June 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 6, p98)
  • Tony Baloney the penguin faces his first day of school in this early reader, and as in his eponymous 2010 picture book, he uses imagined conversations with his stuffed bird, Dandelion, to work out his feelings. “What if I get lost on the way to the bathroom? What if I don’t find a place to sit at lunchtime? What if I can’t follow the rules?” Dandelion asks Tony, who carefully assuages his fears: “Don’t worry, we can do it. I’ll be there if you need me.” Some first-day foibles necessitate a check-in with Dandelion: “And then Mrs. Gamboney had a little talk with me about the rules,” he tells the stuffed bird. “Oh, and I’m not Line Leader.” The frayed Dandelion replies, “Yeah. We sort of knew that might happen. Give it time, dude!” Ryan divides Tony’s day into four chapters, and Fotheringham’s blue, reds, and orange accents pop as Tony and Dandelion model a growing sense of independence and the ability to learn from mistakes. Ages 5–7. Author’s agent: Kendra Marcus, BookStop Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Pat Hackett, Artist Representative. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 27, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 21, p)
  • Tony Baloney doesn't have to worry about sibling problems today--it's the first day of school. But will he be better able to behave there? Four chapters take children transitioning between early readers and longer books through Tony's day, from getting ready and learning the teacher's rules through the school day and back home again. As those familiar with Tony would suspect, the little penguin has some trouble with the rules (Tony Baloney, 2011). He calls out in class, pushes a friend too enthusiastically during a game of tag and excitedly runs to a seat at lunch. Finally, he interrupts his teacher's group time for something not on the list of "B Emergencies" (bathroom, bandage, belly-upset). But the teacher and class quickly concur that "Bob is buried beneath the blocks!" is indeed a valid B Emergency, and they expand the list (quite humorously). While Tony doesn't get to be Line Leader on the first day as his big sister did, he is crowned a Friendship Ambassador for helping the buried Bob. As in his first outing, Tony's superego, aka Dandelion, his stuffed bird, gives him sage advice and helps him process the whole experience. Fotheringham's digital illustrations pop with bold colors. The penguins' droll facial expressions and body language will certainly be familiar to young readers This is likely to soothe the fears of those similarly nervous about their ability to follow the school rules. (Early reader. 5-7)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10193790
Cataloging source
CN5O8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Dewey number
813.5400
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.R9553
LC item number
Tos 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
2.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fotheringham, Ed
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tony Baloney
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First day of school
  • Schools
  • Macaroni penguin
  • First day of school
  • Schools
  • Behavior
  • Macaroni penguin
  • First day of school
  • Macaroni penguin
  • Schools
Target audience
primary
Label
Tony Baloney : school rules, by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The big day -- School rules -- B emergencies -- Friendship ambassador
Control code
ocn868355543
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780545481670
Lccn
2012006962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)868355543
Label
Tony Baloney : school rules, by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The big day -- School rules -- B emergencies -- Friendship ambassador
Control code
ocn868355543
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780545481670
Lccn
2012006962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)868355543

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