Class B.U.R.P. (The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger #2) (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374305215, 288pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
When a video of ten-year-old Louie Burger is aired on famous comedian Lou Lafferman's TV show, Louie is sure that his days of being a class B.U.R.P. (Boy Used to Ridicule and Put-downs) are gone and that his popularity will skyrocket. But his fifteen minutes of fame are over before he even realizes it, and he's suddenly back to being regular Louie. He tries to come up with ways to bump up his popularity, such as having the best Halloween costume. But Louie soon learns that in the end, friendship is more important than popularity anyway.
This sequel to The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, with its fun boy humor and copious line art (fifty illustrations!), is sure to satisfy.
About the Author
As a child in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jenny Meyerhoff often read a book a night. In third grade, she read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret twenty-one times. Her first attempt at a children’s book, The Leprechaun Who Never Found a Pot of Gold, was written when she was in first grade. From that moment on, Jenny has dreamed of becoming a professional children’s book writer.
Jenny studied creative writing at the University of Michigan, and received her master’s degree in education at Northwestern University. She then became a kindergarten teacher because, in addition to loving children’s books, Jenny enjoys sitting on the floor. (That’s also why she practices yoga.)
Jenny is now a full-time writer and a full-time mom, which means that she never sleeps. She lives in Riverwoods, Illinois, with her husband and three children.
Jason Week was born and raised in a smallish central Wisconsin town. He is the illustrator of Jenny Meyerhoff's The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger series. He currently lives outside of Chicago with his beautiful, brilliant wife.
Praise For Class B.U.R.P. (The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger #2)…
“Fifth-grade jokester Louie Burger has a killer sense of humor . . . Give this one to kids or educators who are looking for anti-bullying stories, as well as to young comedy buffs.” —School Library Journal
“Louie is an appealing, genuinely funny 10-year-old, determined to win hearts and minds on his own terms . . . Fans of Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate, Stephan Pastis' Timmy Failure and James Patterson's I Funny should make friends with Louie Burger.” —Booklist
“Aspiring elementary school comedian Louie Burger is back, this time tackling popularity . . . Funny and accessible.” —Kirkus Reviews