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What a Hullabaloo! by Phillip Whittington
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Nov 17, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

What is a hullabaloo, anyway?

Definition: Hullabaloo - A clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar.

This wonderful book consists of seven stories, all delivered in rhyme, about the adventurous mischief of a bunch of boys. But don't let the word 'mischief' mislead you... this kind of mischief is hardly malicious, rather, it is pure crazy "kids will be kids" kind of fun. It may remind you of your own childhood antics, and definitely will bring you back to a much more innocent time, when kids spent time out of doors having adventures instead of in front of video games. These stories are about kids with great imaginations. Be careful--these tales may inspire readers to engage in some creative hullabaloo of their own! Something tells me Mr. Whittington had a rather lively childhood of his own which inspired these funny stories.

This author is a talented humorist and poet. The imagery he conjures up is so vivid! Here are two lines I chose as favorites:
"But farmers aren't shaped the shape to be quick"
"The small lad was best lad for small place type creeping"

What a Hullabaloo is a lot of fun, is unique, and will appeal to all ages. Fun to read for anyone, and a really fun read-aloud for younger children. Check it out!

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