Outrageous, Bodacious Boliver Boggs!

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9780689805042: Outrageous, Bodacious Boliver Boggs!

Arriving late at school day after day, Boliver Boggs keeps himself out of trouble by spinning incredible yarns about what transpired to cause his tardiness and finds his ultimate excuse when a huge monster follows him to school one day.

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JoAnn Adinolfi is theillustrator and writer of many books for young readers.  She was born on StatenIsland in New York.  When she was little diapers still had pins. Her family was big and Italian and filled with lots of love and kissesand incredibly delicious food. 
She speaks fluent Germanand okay Italian and when she is not busy digging in her garden, travelling,kayaking, African dancing, dundun drumming, cooking, cleaning, raking leaves,painting walls, shoveling snow and brushing her teeth, she is happily in herstudio making books for children. 
Please visit her website for more information: joannadinolfi.com 

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Boliver Boggs is a problem to his teacher. He is always late, and he is a grin to his fellow students because he always has an "exceptional circumstance" for being late. The circumstance quickly becomes a story that he tells in the classroom as the students clap and holler, "You're outrageous! You're bodacious! You're whopperiferous, Boliver Boggs!" What's a teacher to do? -- Jane P. Marshall, Houston Chronicle, July 28, 1996

Boliver Boggs is perpetually late to school and his teacher, Miss O'Brien, is perpetually peeved with him. She can't stay angry, though, because day after day, Boliver comes up with a spectacular tall tale of an explanation that entrances his classmates and disarms Miss O'Brien.

Boliver is a little cowboy, never without his 10-gallon hat, and he regularly plugs his fantastical tales of adventure with cowboy terms like "dag-nab" and "bumfuzzled." Same for his classmates, who describe him as "whopperiferous."

Both book and pictures show a rollicking sense of humor. -- Detroit News, June 25, 1996

Teachers and students will love Boliver Boggs' tales of why he is always late for class. I bet there is many a student that would love to have his imagination tickled. -- American Bookseller PICK OF THE LISTS, March 1996

Texans have always been good at telling tall tales and Houston author Jo Harper is a master at it. Her first book, JALAPENO HAL was a winner, but she's outdone herself with her new book, OUTRAGEOUS, BODACIOUS BOLIVER BOGGS! illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi. Brace yourself for young Boliver Boggs who is constantly tardy for school. Every day he arrives an hour late with a bodacious story to tell about what held him up. The first day it was two humongous rattle snakes, the second day it was a gigantic bear, and the third day it was a monster so strange that even Boliver was bumfuzzled.

Adinolfi's raucous and exuberant illustrations are a perfect match to the rowdy story. Together, they add up to on heckuva surprise ending. -- Kathi Appelt, Bryan-College Station Eagle, August 18, 1996

When Boliver Boggs is late to school, he has wonderful tales to tell about just why he doesn't get there on time. Each tale is wilder and more unbelievable than the last, and Miss O'Brien, his teacher, is not pleased. Boliver's classmates, however, love his tales. Boliver tangles with fighting snakes, a very large bear, and a strange creature who likes to smell the flowers. He never has any proof to offer that his excuses are valid until the day he drops the bouquet he is taking to Miss O'Brien. Boliver, his classmates, and Miss O'Brien all get a very big surprise with the delivery of the bouquet. Adinolfi's bright, sparkling illustrations add much to the fun of this light-hearted tale. A delightful read-aloud, this is sure to be asked for again and again. -- Margaret Deaver, Wichita, Kansas Eagle, June 2, 1996

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