And trying to figure out which boys she had crushes on. Or something completely non-clichéd - maybe she could be so bug crazy she doesn't pay attention to the world around her, and the cape brings her out? We used to call him Stinky George. It was a cute story, but it did get a little repetitive. Turns out the cape is from her stinky Uncle George she has an Uncle George? Meanwhile, trouble is brewing back in the present time. Time to join the family business! Synopsis Jo Schmo comes from a long line of crime fighters, but she's just a normal fourth grade girl into boys and skateboardsand 8212;until her retired superhero uncle's cape arrives on her San Francisco doorstep.
So Pinkbeard the pirate joins forces with the dastardly doctor to concoct the evilest revenge plot ever. There were so many to choose from. So she and her doggie sidekick, Raymond, build a time machine and head back to the gold rush days to track down the notorious burping outlaw Wyatt Burp. The thing that I found odd about the book is that it is about a 4th grade girl who before she becomes a superhero is boy crazy, but the book is written at about a 2nd grade level. Mitch looked spectacular in green. I will fondly remember this series as the one that got us through Sam's concussion and face-break. Dastardly and Numb Skull are planning a jail break, and they want to get revenge on Jo Schmo.
Gramps shows Jo the tricks of the trade, and her dog, Raymond, becomes her slobbery sidekick. Then a group of time-traveling pirates shows up in San Francisco and winds up on the wrong end of Jo Schmoand 8217;s famous fighting move, the Tasmanian Chop. Dastardly and his reanimated dinosaurs! Dastardly and his deadly gang of dead dinos? Dastardly and his deadly gang of dead dinos? And your little dog, too! I can't wait to share this book with my 2nd - 4th-grade students who love Trine's Melvin Beederman seri Greg Trine's new chapter book series about superhero Jo Schmo and her dog Raymond as the drooling sidekick is absolutely hilarious. If you could pick a superhero sidekick, who or what? Can Jo Schmo and her super-powered dog stop the evil Dr. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing back in the present time. Four page chapters keep those pages turning. Dormer Subject: Children s humor Subject: Children s-Adventure Stories.
I would have given it 3 or 3. She knew it was a mysterious package for two reasons. Jo Schmo is the new superhero on the block. . Jo practices being a superhero until Dr. When someone asked for Jo, maybe they meant Joe.
I can't wait to share this book with my 2nd - 4th-grade students who love Trine's Melvin Beederman series. Raymond gave the package the once-over with his nose, then looked at Jo in a way that said, I detect snacks. If Wyatt and his Hole in the Head gang don't get her, Gertrude and Betty will. That's the problem with a children's book that tries to pull that trick - my daughter didn't want to continue so we picked up a nonfiction book about horses instead. Stay tuned for more adventures of Jo Schmo, complete with hilarious black-and-white illustrations. I have an uncle George? He lives in Southern California with his family.
With the help of her drooling dog, Raymond, her retired sheriff grandpa, and some very special crime fighting tricks like the Russian Toe Hold, she keeps the streets of San Francisco safe from bad guys in this new chapter book series for early middle-grade readers. Raymond the dog becomes Jo's loyal and slobbery sidekick. There were so many to choose from. Dastardly and his deadly gang of dead dinos? The cape gives the duo superpowers—strength for Jo and heroic amounts of drool for Raymond. The reading level was appropriate, and I thought it would be a good change from Rainbow Fairies. Jo searches for some lofty thoughts to be able to fly and fails.
But for now she was content to live the life of a normal fourth grade girl and do normal fourth grade things. Armed with the Reanimator Laminator this evil duo heads to the Museum of Natural History to animate a dino or two. Illustrator Text copyright © 2012 by Greg Trine Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Frank W. Dastardly with his able assistant, Pete, who responds like Pavlov's dog to the sound of Mwah-ha-ha-ha. Agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. The zany writing wavers between slapstick and tongue-in-cheek. I get the point - she's obsessed with boys, and then she gets the superhero cape and Everything Changes.
Dastardly and his deadly gang of dead dinos? David had exactly seventeen freckles, which she absolutely adored. Fourth-grader Jo Schmo comes from a long line of crime fighters so when a mysterious package arrives with a superhero cape and a note, she has someone to turn to: Grandpa Joe who had 35 years as a sheriff fighting crime. It was only the first week of school, and already she'd made some pretty important decisions: Kevin had the best hair. Who couldand 160;this maskedand 160;girland 160;be? The premise - superhero girl with cape and skateboard - attracted my 2d grade soccer loving girl. Ready to retire from his life as a superhero, Uncle George bequeaths his cape to Jo so that she may take up the calling.
For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003. But she's a little girl, and the cape is too long—the piece Grandpa Joe cuts off makes a perfect cape for her loyal dog and now sidekick, Raymond. I think this will prove popular with Gr 2+, boys and girls. A lot of the jokes went over his head, but my 6th-grader caught them and appreciated the silliness. She was also fairly certain that she liked Tom, Dick, and Harry. When she joins the family business of crime fighting she has no idea she'll have to battle Dr. Or would you rather rely on your body to soar through the air like a bird, like a plane, like.
The comedic timing in this book is just spot on. With plenty of humor and outlandish action this story will appeal to girls and boys sho love superheros and humor. Short chapters and a nice balance between text and fun illustrations will keep even the reluctant readers engaged. We compromised on the rating. Why couldn't Jo just have been fancy-crazy or tinsel-crazy or fingernail paint crazy, if it had to be a girlish cliché? Gramps, a retired sheriff, shows Jo the tricks of the trade.