Jack the Tripper
By Gene Barretta
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152061326, 44pp.)
Publication Date: August 2008
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A mysterious villain is tripping the poor, innocent students at Dizzie Day Elementary School. They’re tripping; they’re flipping; they’re flying through the air! Worst of all, they’re losing their homework as they fall. The whole town is in a frenzy searching for the boot-wearing culprit . . . until one student makes a startling confession. With vivid illustrationsand plenty of clues for readers to do their own detective workGene Barretta has created a hilarious, creepy tale about the perils (and sometime rewards!) of following the crowd.
GENE BARRETTA has written and illustrated several picture books, including his own Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, as well as the bestselling Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog by The View cohost Joy Behar. He lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.