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Iggy is better than ever / Annie Barrows ; illustrated by Sam Ricks.

Barrows, Annie, (author.). Ricks, Sam, (illustrator.).
Series: Iggy Frangi ; 2

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J BAR (Text) 33500013325501 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site J BAR (Text) 33500013325493 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library j BAR (Text) 35500006428427 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984813336
  • ISBN: 1984813331
  • Physical Description: 139 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2021]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Fourth-grader Iggy Frangi and his friends, afraid the principal saw them pulling a big prank, vow to be so good they are invisible, but learn that being too good causes trouble, too.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. G.P. Putnam's Sons.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
    In a sequel to The Best of Iggy (2020), this fourth-grader boy devises an ingenious prank to play on passing vehicles, including the school principal's car. After several tense days of waiting for retribution or at least a lecture, Iggy accidentally knocks down an elderly teacher with a basketball at recess. Finally, a hastily made bike ramp leads to a fall, lots of stitches, and an unexpected benefit. Inventive in his mischief-making but short-sighted about its probable results, Iggy has talent for trouble. And, Barrow assures her audience, he won't learn anything from his mistakes, though she'll ensure that readers do. She spells out each lesson along the way, printed in large type to ensure that no one misses her edifying advice (and also because, when forewarned, readers can tell which sections to skip). Ricks, who illustrated Adler's Geisel Award-winner Don't Throw It to Mo (2015), excels at expressing the comedy in Iggy's misadventures. And while humor is notoriously hard to write, Barrows makes it look easy in this episodic, amusing, and occasionally hilarious chapter book. Grades 2-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Annie Barrows doesn't want to ruin this book by telling you what happens in it. But she really, really wants to say that the thing in this book you will find the most unbelievable--it involves something green--that thing is TRUE! It actually happened to a guy she knows at the gym. And guess what. He still has it, the green thing, in a scrapbook. How disgusting!

Sam Ricks is the illustrator of the Geisel Award-winner Don't Throw it to Mo! and the Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face books. He lives with his family in Utah. Twitter @Samuelricks / Website

Subject: Behavior > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.

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