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Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian (Fangbone)
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Very funny book about a child from the warrior race of another dimension who winds up on Earth at an elementary school. In his home dimension, he is belittled for being to young. ("You have not even one hair on your back.") But he is sent to Earth on a dangerous mission and told to blend in.
Some of the humor can't possibly be aimed at kids, like the fact that Fangbone is clearly in a class for special kids. When it is revea...more
Fangbone finds himself on Earth. He spies a large build...more
Many battles were fought, and many great warriors died to keep his evil from spreading. Finally, Drool was defeated, and cut into many small pieces. The pieces were separated and taken to different lands so that Venomous Drool could never rule again.
But since my birth, a new army of Drool worshipers has been m...more
The first graphic novel in a series, the story centers around Fangbone, a young barbarian who offers to defend Skullbania (his homeland) from the evildoer, Venomous Drool. To defend his homeland, he must travel through time and through magical forces he is transported to Eastside Elementary school, where he is put to the unexpected task of learning in a classroom setting. Fear not... Skullbania will not be defeated while Fangbone is around to protect it, but then again, Fangbone is stuck in clas...more
Sure this is sometimes gross out humor ( picking noses, picking spider eggs out of underarm hair) but sometimes subtle as well.
The kids picked up on all of it; most read the book in one sitting,not wanting to put it down. They understood when the nose digging kid said, "it's my culture"...more
Fangbone is a young barbarian boy who strives to participate in the same battles as the adult warriors of his clan. They mock him and laugh at him, though is hopes aren't dashed. He volunteers to protect an evil toe, and finds himself in present day Earth, and soon after, in a third grade classroom. Here Fangbone battles monsters from his lands as he tries to assemble his army, all the while passively influencing his classmates to emulate his barbarian ways.
The flow of the frames and s...more
Fangbone has just the right amount of action combined with the necessary gross factor to appeal to the school age set wh...more
We all read this book independently, and it's a fun, fast read. We are all looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Egg of Misery.
Fangbone, a warrior child from Skullbania, is sent to Earth to hide and protect the Toe of Drool from the new army of destruction. He ends up in a 3rd grade classroom and works to enlist his classmates in an army to defeat the agents of the bad guys--dirt devils, a hound snake, etc. In the meantime, Fangbone learns about toilets, chicken wings, and 3rd grade beanball.
Will keep most 2nd-4th grade boy...more
At turns humorous, silly, gross, and even a little sweet this is a great choice for reluctant or struggling readers.