Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763624750, 56pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2004
Dynamic duo Sean Taylor and Bruce Ingman present a boinging, bouncing comedy — and a masterful display of emergency trampolining skills.
Holy moly! A terrible thing has happened to the Great Elastic Marvel, five times World Trampolining Champion. There he is, practicing his deadly difficult, quadruple headfirst flip, when suddenly he flips right out a window and plunges toward — gasp! — a zooful of lions, and — gasp! — a speeding railroad train — and, well, even more unthinkable dangers. Can his superduper springing skills save him from earning a title as the Man with Rubber Legs and His Bottom in Plaster?
Sean Taylor says of BOING!, "It’s based on a true story. Or at least something I read in a newspaper once. Somewhere in Eastern Europe, a trampolining champion did accidentally jump out his own window. Apparently." Sean Taylor and his wife divide their time between São Paulo and London.
Bruce Ingman, the author-illustrator of BAD NEWS! I'M IN CHARGE!, has written and illustrated three children’s books, one of which won a Mother Goose Award. He has also illustrated for such magazines as British VOGUE. Bruce Ingman lives in London.