Mitchell Goes Bowling (Hardcover)

By Hallie Durand, Tony Fucile (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763660499, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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Description

Battle on Head to the lanes for another hilarious, high-energy story as four-year-old Mitchell and his obliging dad strike a winning deal.
Mitchell liked to knock things down.
That's just how he rolled.
One Saturday, when Mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in the car. And when they step into the bowling alley, Mitchell feels right at home. Pizza Giant crashing noises Special shoes But as Mitchell picks up the biggest ball and quickly learns the word gutter, and when Dad does a little kick with his leg and earns a big X on the scoreboard, Mitchell starts to get peevish. How can Mitchell get a chance to do a steamin -hot-potato-dance too? With wit, warmth, and comedic charm, Hallie Durand and Tony Fucile roll another strike with this tale of a lovably rambunctious child and his doting dad.


About the Author

Hallie Durand is the author of "Mitchell's License," among other books for children. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of "Let s Do Nothing! "as well as the illustrator of the Bink & Gollie series by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films, including "The Lion King, Finding Nemo, " and "The Incredibles." He lives in the San Francisco Bay area."


Praise For Mitchell Goes Bowling

Durand and Fucile are a winning combination, and their father/son bonding will leave readers in stitches. Loads of fun with a lot of heart.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

[A]n irresistible picture book about a high-energy kid's outing with his super-competitive dad. It's hard to say which of Tony Fucile's illustrations jumps off the page more: the high-five on "Battle on!" or the celebratory "triple steamin'-hot-potato dance, with salsa."
—Newsday

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