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Giant Meatball

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Amerry meatballis rollingapath of destructionthrougha small town. He rolls over pets, petunias, and the library--where he refuses to shush. When he rolls over themayor herself, the townspeople know it's time. Time to invite the meatball to dinner. . .

Sly humor abounds in this charming, offbeat story that will appeal to anyone who's ever faced a bully--and, of course, to sp
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Scope
May 20, 2008 Scope rated it really liked it
Note to authors: if you’re looking for a way to make your upcoming children’s book appeal to kids who dig the absurd, make your main character a food. It worked for “Arnie the Doughnut“. Honestly - is there a more surefire way to communicate that your story is out to have a good time? In the opinion of this simple librarian, no. “Giant Meatball” is an oddball of a book with a surprise ending that will score points with fans of silly.

The titular Meatball has been keeping to himself for years. He
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Leslie
May 25, 2009 Leslie rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Checked this one out at the library for my 6 yr old who loves silliness. An okay book that is definately silly. My son lilked it more than I did which is how it should be.

Short enough for kids with short attention spans, it has lots of pictures and not a whole lot of text.
It's more of a read to book than a read on your own because a kid old enough to read it alone might find it more for the little kids, say, 6ish and under.
Cailean
Jul 03, 2011 Cailean rated it it was ok
Umm....this book is kind of psycho. The meatball looks kind of nasty and the story is kind of weird. The strangest part is the very advanced words used for a picture book: disquiets? sullies? trouncing? It's almost as if an English major was up way too late one night writing a paper and decided to write a children's book instead. Even though they had no clue what the plot was (because of the advanced words), our kids giggled at the meatball bouncing around.
Angie
Jun 13, 2008 Angie rated it liked it
I have a thing for personified food...so when I picked up this book I was quite excited! It was a cute book, but I found the end to be a bit abrupt. And, good grief, all the little librarian had to say to the meatball was "shhh". I think I would have a little more to say to a giant meatball running around my library!
Zonia
Sep 23, 2008 Zonia rated it liked it
Shelves: read-school
Fun read aloud paired with On Top of Spaghetti and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
Cristina
A giant meatball unknowingly plagues a town. I have a feeling kids would really like this book.Funny dialogue and a surprise ending.
Amanda
Feb 23, 2010 Amanda rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-s-books
Kind of a strange story about a giant meatball who is so wrapped up in himself that he doesn't realize that he's a terrible neighbor and ends up, well... I won't spoil it for you.
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Jul 13, 2008 Jen H. rated it did not like it
Yikes- did not like this book at all. Sort of disturbing, creepy, and weird.
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don't ever look at the signs
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