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Outrageous, Bodacious Boliver Boggs!

by Jo Harper

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (1996-04-01)

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Arriving late at school day after day, Boliver Boggs keeps himself out of trouble by spinning incredible yarns about what transpired to cause his tardiness and finds his ultimate excuse when a huge monster follows him to school one day.

One Potato Review

Bodaciously better and brighter than just about any other book out there about the fantastic lies we use as excuses for being late. This story follows a familiar trajectory - but rattlesnakes? Cowboy boots? Whopperiferous? There’s magic in the language - even poetry - and Adinolfi’s vivid and gravity-mocking illustrations make this one of the great (neglected) classics of its time. After many, many readings it still holds up. Odd, bursting with energy, and pure-d surprising.     

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