The Marshmallow Incident

By Judi Barrett; Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545046534, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 2009

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From the creators of the bestseller CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes another zany, laugh-out-loud picture book!

The Town of Left and the Town of Right are separated by a dotted yellow line, and no one on either side can remember how things got to be this way! One day, an unlucky citizen crosses the line--forcing the Order of the Ambidextrous Knights who guard the border to take action. Unfortunately, the only ammunition they have around is marshmallows--50,000 boxes worth! So begins the Marshmallow Incident, a tale of Left and Right, and Right and Wrong, with an incredibly silly but delicious dose of Mallo-Puffs and Marsh-Pillows thrown in. Kids will read it once and then beg for s'more!

About the Author

Judi Barrett, who takes her marshmallows crispy on the outside and squishy inside, is the author of numerous picture books, including the classic bestsellers Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, soon to be a major motion picture, and its sequel, Pickles to Pittsburgh. She lives in Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York, where she also teaches art to kindergartners.

Ron Barrett has illustrated many books for children and adults, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Pickles to Pittsburgh. The drawings for his very first book with Judi Barrett, Old MacDonald Had an Apartment House, were exhibited in the Louvre. To research the pictures for this book, Ron traveled to the great castles of Scotland and Wales, and to his local supermarket in New York City (for marshmallows, of course!).

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