By Barbara Park; Leo Lionni

Random House Children's Books, Paperback, 9780679887928, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 1997


If you thought Junie B. Jones was FUNNY catch more laughs from "New York Times" bestselling author Barbara Park with "Skinnybones" Just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny, "Skinnybones" has been a kid and teacher favorite for almost thirty years and has sold over 1 MILLION copies
Play ball Alex Frankovitch is the smallest, second-worst kid on his team. But he has a MAJOR-LEAGUE-sized mouth. And it gets him into MAJOR-LEAGUE trouble Even Alex knows he's gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best player and BIGGEST jerk in the whole school (and maybe the whole world ). Can Alex talk his way out this mess? Or is he in for the GRAND SLAM of all humiliations? Find out in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of Junie B. Jones
Park is one of the funniest writers around. "Skinnybones" equals tickled funnybones. "Booklist"
Hilarious Even if you don t know center field from first base this story will keep you laughing. "Children's Book Review Service"
Park writes in a way that touches reality, but makes the reader double over with laughter. "Chicago Sun-Times.

About the Author
Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and most popular authors for middle-graders. Her many successful novels include "Mick Harte Was Here, " which received fifteen state Children's Choice awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award; "The Kid in the Red Jacket;" and "Skinnybones." She is also the best-selling author of the Junie B. Jones books, and "Psssst...It's Me, the Bogeyman, " a picture book.

Ms. Park lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Richard.

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For Skinnybones

"Barbara Park is one of the funniest writers around"-Booklist

From the Paperback edition.