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Albert's Almost Amazing Adventure

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Albert's vacation was amazing or so he thought. To his friends, his time in Maine was boring. Dull. Lame. They ve got a much more vivid idea of what Albert could, and should, have done on his trip. But Albert might just have a surprise for his friends, after all. Marty Kelley tells this wonderful read-aloud story in a fresh and imaginative way, contrasting panels of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Islandport Press
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cybils nominee for Best Fiction Picture Book 2o16.
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways, zekes
I won this book from the Goodreads Giveaways and I was not disappointed. My son really liked the Pirates and Aliens in it. I personally liked how everything he talked about was not amazing but the kids imaginations were.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun book about a young boy, Albert who upon his return from a vacation to Maine shares his adventures with his friends. As Albert starts to tell of each adventure one of his friends jumps in and finishes his tale with an exciting, heroic ending! The illustrations for Albert's stories are in black and white while the exciting, heroic stories from the kids' imaginations are in color. I like Albert's true stories best. Albert recounts with full gusto a how man eating a hot dog drops mustard ...more
Kirsten Murphy
Love the shift between black and white illustrations for reality and color illustrations for the fantasy. Also love the opportunity to predict the answer before each page turn.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story for teaching point of view!!!
Kate Puleo Unger
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ages 5-8

This book captures the essence of kids' imaginations. Albert has just come back from a trip to Maine, and he's telling his friends about the amazing things he did and saw there. When he pauses for dramatic effect, his friends jump in with wild guesses. I really enjoyed it.

It has just great humor, and I love the alternating black and white and color pictures based on the context of the story. Albert tries to tell his friends about his trip to Maine, and they keep jumping in with guesses
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
A trip to Maine can always be an adventure, and it's all in the retelling to your friends!
Grey tones used for 'regular' scenes in which Albert tries to tell his friends what he saw. His friends jump in and make guesses based on his word choice, such as "I saw a man eating-" and when we turn the page we see in bright colors, and large black font, the friends' guess, along with their inferences about what happened. This pattern repeats several times until he finally gets to the surprise ending,
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
* goodreads giveaway* My kids and I enjoyed this story very much. It is very funny, creative, imaginative and the pictures are beautiful. At first just looking through the pages I was not sure about the zombies and pirates in the story lol, but we enjoyed it even more when we read the whole story. The zombie cats were the best ;)) Getting interrupted telling a story, is something I know just too well as a mommy !!
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great kids book; fun story with creative and fun illustrations. One of the few kids books both my 6 year old and I truly enjoyed. He wanted to read it again immediately, and for once I didn't cringe at the suggestion :)
Lynne Marie
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! So fun and clever.
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