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Tooter Tale: Blue Ribbon Blues (Stepping Stone, paper)

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Ever since her family moved to Aunt Sally's farm, Tooter's known that farm life is definitely not for her. There's no pizzeriafor miles, her nearest neighbor is a dumb boy, and even her own pet chicken hates her! So Tooter decides to show everyone what she's made of by winning the blue ribbon at the County Fair's goat show. Now all she has to do is keep her little brother- ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 17th 1998 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published February 1st 1998)
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Allison Bass
Apr 23, 2016 Allison Bass rated it it was amazing
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This is a great short story that will be engaging for all readers. It's a great story about a little girl named Tooter who decides to challenge herself by entering her goat in a competition. Her family and neighbors have doubts but she decides to enter anyways. It is a great story to talk to students about perseverance and staying dedicated to something that you believe in. In the end Tooter and the neighbor form and friendship and the boy does a selfless act for Tooter. This is a great story to ...more
Amber the Human
Man, I hate to bag on Spinelli again ... so I won't. I know I'm not anywhere near his intended audience. These Tooter books are for a very young audience. That being said, the could be more exciting. After all, someone has to read them to that very young audience.
Jun 02, 2009 Josiah rated it it was ok
This is a nice short story, with some good Jerry Spinelli moments. It's interesting to see that Tooter Pepperday's acclimation to the farming lifestyle is not fast or easy, and Jerry Spinelli presents this scenario in an entirely realistic way.
"Blue Ribbon Blues" is a very short book, most likely able to be read in a single day, and I would say that it is certainly worth the time to read through it.
Jun 17, 2012 Deanna rated it really liked it
This is a great story for 3-4th graders. It is a funny story, great to have students laughing while reading. Read Tooter Pepperday first, this will make more sense.
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When Jerry Spinelli was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be either a cowboy or a baseball player. Lucky for us he became a writer instead.

He grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren.
Jerry Spinelli began writing when he was 16 — not much older than the hero of his
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