Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment
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Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment

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In the first book from the Zibby Payne series, we meet the one and only Zibby, who can't wait for sixth grade; finally she and her best friends will rule the school! But on the first day back in class, Zibby gets an awful surprise. Her friends have gone completely girly over the summer, and just want to put on make-up, fix their hair, and talk about boys. What could be mor...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Lobster Press
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Jennifer Wardrip
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It’s the start of sixth grade, and Zibby Payne is convinced that this is going to be the Absolute Best Year Ever. All of that changes on the first day when Amber and Camille show up wearing teeny little miniskirts and “Groovy Grapilicious” lip gloss. What’s worse is that Zibby’s Best Friend on the Entire Planet, Sarah, wants to sit on the benches with them at recess and talk about boy bands and “do” hair. Zibby can’t stand the boredom, and decides...more
Katie Fitzgerald
Zibby is a spirited, interesting, and realistic sixth grader, which, at times, also makes her somewhat annoying. Her tendency to take things too far and to overreact is her main personality trait, and because of that, I found myself rolling my eyes at certain points during the story. Sometimes it just got to be too much, and I wondered why the people around her were putting up with her behavior. I also felt that Zibby was the only true character in these two stories, and all the others were main...more
Arapahoe Library District
This is a great read for tween girls who are trying to find their way socially. Zibby is an outspoken and opinionated 6th grader who decides that talking about boys, lipgloss, and clothing is not her style.
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I am a freelance magazine writer and author of 10 non-fiction books for teens and pre-teens on a wide variety of topics from fashion to parties to handwriting analysis. But my real love is writing fiction, and my first fiction book for kids was published in the fall of 2006, Zibby Payne & the Wonderful, Terrible Tomboy Experiment (Lobster Press), based on the antics of my own daughter. The sec...more
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