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The wacky Professor Xargle provides young earthlings with a lesson on coping with weather dilemmas, including the zany celestial scholar's advice on curing sunburns--with a slap on the back--and avoiding flyaway skirts on windy days.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- A beautiful spoof on the Earth's weather as explained by Professor Xargle to his extraterrestrial class. Willis's zany explanations of how Earthlets cope with the elements by growing large rubber feet that will not come off and wielding attack "head protectors" are equally matched by Ross's bright, bold, full-colored cartoon illustrations. The tentacled, multi-eyed, green furry professor seems only somewhat stranger than the Earthlets who "rub each other with butterglob," lie in "nests of brown sugar," and cook themselves on the beach. The book culminates with a delightful twist. Somehow Xargle has gathered seasonal misinformation and sends his students to Earth in July disguised as Santas singing, "Away in a rain jar . . . " and "Pork the borrowed handbells ping." Large illustrations make this ideal for group reading (a light touch for an across-the-curriculum weather unit). Subtle as well as slapstick humor will appeal to a wide variety of ages. Definitely one of the better British imports. --Claudia Cooper, Ft. Stockton Independent School District, TX
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Book Description Dutton Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0525450254 . Seller Inventory # Z0525450254ZN
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st US. Seller Inventory # DADAX0525450254
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Book Description Dutton Books for Young Readers, 1993. Condition: New. Tony Ross (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0525450254