Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain

By Dave Keane; David Clark (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547056449, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 2009

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A hilarious cautionary tale full of mayhem—and wordplay.

Bobby Bramble has a thirst for adventure, a taste for danger, and energy to spare. But no one in his family seems to appreciate these traits. Instead, they worry that he'll fall and crack his skull open—and one day that's exactly what happens. To make matters worse, Bobby's brain decides to take off, as if it had a mind of its own. What follows is the madcap pursuit—and recapture—of the elusive gray matter and the successful reunion of brain and brawn. A hilarious cautionary tale full of mayhem—and wordplay.

Praise For Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain

“All jug ears and gangly, flung-out limbs, Bobby makes a suitably daffy center for Clark’s comic cartoons, and so high is the escapade’s visual energy that some of the pop-eyed figures spill past the page edges. Letting no opportunity for a double entendre go by. . . Keane keeps the pacing as quick as the wit. Truly, a no-brainer.”—Kirkus Reviews

“It’s not every day you read a book that climaxes with a boy riding his own brain down the road like a bucking bronco. But such freakiness is exactly what makes Keane’s take on the importance of using your noggin so refreshing.”—Booklist

“Cracking one's head open (and seeing braaains) is a favorite preoccupation of many youngsters, and this gently tweaks that obsession even as it gigglingly explores the broken-headed possibilities, making losing one's mind into an entertaining pastime indeed.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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