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Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show {Review}

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Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show {Review}Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley, Dan Santat

Illustrator: Dan Santat
ISBN: 141970379X
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Humorous Stories
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Abrams Books for Young Readers on September 1st 2012
Pages: 40
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
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From Michael Buckley, the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, and Dan Santat, author-illustrator of Sidekicks, comes this hilarious picture book starring Kel Gilligan (a.k.a. “The Boy Without Fear”) that encourages kids to laugh at their fears and celebrates the bravery it takes to try new things no matter how ordinary. Narrated by Kel himself as he attempts his “stunts” with Evel Knievel–like flair, the story unfolds as a performance in which readers themselves become part of the audience, encouraging Kel to get dressed all by himself (without a net!), eat new foods like broccoli (eww!), and take a bath (gasp!). Bold, interactive, and downright silly, this is a book to make kids cheer and attempt some “stunts” of their own.

Full of fun and funny, this is definitely a “boy” book, but I have no doubt my preschool daughter will be in fits of laughter when we read it. She is currently as well mastering the “daredevil” tasks from eating broccoli to sleeping in her own bed (and staying there). Part of the learning process is seeing other kids with similar experiences and I am sure reading and rereading this book will be fun and beneficial to her learning things on her own. Not very colorful but still vivid and vibrant illustrations make these pages full.

Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show Review

 Praise for Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show:
“The stunned faces on the ‘audience’ as Kel successfully chews and swallows broccoli are hilarious, and their comments will inspire many giggles… the intended audience will be rolling on the floor laughing at these silly antics… Santat’s illustrations, are busy, grandiose, loud, and proud, just like Kel Gilligan. They add depth and humor to the action.”
School Library Journal

“Expect demands for multiple readings.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A fantasy romp destined to please preschoolers and parents alike who are faced with getting through the day-to-day tasks that at times feel insurmountable.”
Booklist

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About Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series. This is his first picture book.

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her Kindergartener AppleBlossom, newborn Almond Blossom (the boy!) and toddler OrangeBlossom in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.