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Tony Baloney: School Rules

Tony Baloney: School Rules

Series: Tony Baloney (Book #2)
by Pam Muñoz Ryan Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Readers everywhere will adore Tony Baloney — the loveable, highly relatable hero of this bravura new Beginning Reader series!

Tony Baloney is excited because "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!"

Bossy Big Sister Baloney warns him that at school, you have to follow the rules. "Be a rule keeper, that's my motto," she tells him. "That's my motto, too," he says, but secretly he worries whether he will be able to do it. What ensues is a first day of school filled with fun, foibles, and unexpected surprises! With its irresistible, highly relatable boy hero, great comic writing, and hilarious illustrations, this new reader has all the makings of a classic!

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.

Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2
Lexile Measure
530L
DRA
20
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Begining Reader Book
Number of Pages
40

About the Author and Illustrator

Pam Muñoz Ryan Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan writes books for adults, picture books for children, and novels for older students. Her works include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride , Becoming Naomi Leon , The Dreamer , Esperanza Rising , Paint the Wind , and Riding Freedom , which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award.
Edwin Fotheringham Edwin Fotheringham's award-winning illustrations have graced the pages of the The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and many other publications. What to Do About Alice? is his first picture book,

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