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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eggy Yolk and the Dirty Rotten Dozen by Joe Nipote

2015-01-03 10.35.56
ISBN: 9780985541767
Publisher's Synopsis:
Life for the oval citizens of Eggville is generally sunny-side-up--- until the day Farmer Gregg rides into town, cracked and leaking badly. He warns Sheriff Eggy Yolk that Hardboiled Harry and his notorious gang, The Dirty Rotten Dozen, are responsible and are on their way to take over Eggville!

Sheriff Eggy asks for deputies, but the terrified Townsyolk just scramble away. Completely abandoned, the brave sheriff must face the despicable despergeggos alone.

MrsK's Review:
The Dirty Rotten Dozen

Are you ready for some fun word play? Everyone will smile with as silly puns "spin" this delightful tale. With pure delight (including giggles and forehead slaps) the tale begins:
"It was a bright sunny-side-up morning in Eggville, 
and the happy oval Townsyolk were sizzling with eggcitement..."

This "yolktale" spins a true western yarn about a new Sheriff, the town being tormented by a gang, and the traditional ending with the gang heading to jail. Now before you make the wrong choice, let me just say... this tale needs to come home with you! There is nothing usual about this tale. It is so entertaining. It is pure fun. It brings everyone together just like any tale should. It requires silly voices, laughing, viewing the pages, and most of all it requires an audience.

As this book was being shared, our family (one-by-one) began getting involved. Our reader would smile or try to hold back her mirth which caused her audience to roll will laughter. The illustrations provided endless discoveries, including the directive to pinch your nose as you read in a nasally voice (a must for page 15). Finally, as with any western... there is a ballad to be sung, re-sung, and sung over and over.

Caution... this tale will be re-read... the tale will be memorized... the tale will be sung... the tale will live on!
So gather 'round... it's time to tell you the tale of a Sheriff named Eggy, about the townsyolk of Yolkville, and the time when the "super stinky despereggos" came to town....
Such an "eggstatically" good read!
Add it to your home, bring it to your school, and get it for your school library shelves!

The Dirty Rotten Dozen
 Meet the Author:
  Joe Nipote
Joe Nipote is an actor and comedian, best known to children as the voice of Uncle Stretch from the film Casper, and as Uncle Marco from Suite Life on DeckJoe is passionate about performing for children all across the country, spreading the values of Eggy Yolk. 
Eggy Yolk And The Dirty Rotten Dozen is Joe's first children's book and, like Sheriff Eggy, he loves to crack jokes and make people laugh.  Unlike Eggy, Joe eats eggs every day.
Meet the Illustrator:
Anna Nipote is an artist and photographer whose work transcends many different artistic genres.
Eggy Yolk is her first children's book.  Like Sheriff Eggy, Anna does not care for all the "hoopla" and would not enjoy wearnig a clothspin on her nose.  Unlike Eggy, she cannot play the YOLKELELE.

"I received this book for free as an editor and reviewer." 

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MrsK's Reading Bio

Reading is important! No questions asked, not even a blink of the eye from any student I grew up with. On the first day of the First grade, we were given our first books. Day two we all read aloud, round robin of course. Day three we were place in our first basal, now known as a lit circle group. Books were so important, publishers designed new curriculum so that every student was reading by the end of the first week. These early readers had images that looked like what we could see in the classroom, beyond the classroom, even on the big screen. Reading is important, throughout history every generation has believed that “Reading” opens up the world for endless possibilities.

I adore the 1950’s Dick and Jane books. Actually, most reading specialists and experienced (45+) educators believe that every student learned to read with Dick and Jane. Since these books are being re-issued, I have heard many parents, grandparents, and students claim that Dick and Jane stories of repetition does teach students to read.

Early influences from my mother influenced my desire to read. I would watch her read and we would go on “secret” excursions to the library. The library became my playground. I owned every book I could carry home, of course they needed to be taken back to their home after visiting with me for a week or two. My first book that I could pull off of the library shelf and read was, Father Bear Comes Home. I only saw my dad on Sundays for a few hours. I would pull this beginning reader off of the library shelf every week. Every week I would try to read the first chapter. Every week I got further in the story. My mom would let me check it out, only if I could read it myself (She didn’t like the illustrations therefore she didn’t want to take time to read it to me). One day, I pulled the book from the shelf and when mom came to get me from the children’s corner, I realized that I had read the whole story. I ran to the check out desk and the Librarian KERCHUNKED the checkout card. My mother, brother and neighbors read. My teachers read. We all read aloud all day long in school. The Priest read aloud every day at mass, even in Latin. Everybody in the Doctor’s office read. People on the bus read. Dad’s waiting in their cars as the Mom’s and children grocery shopped, read. In fact, once you could read and write, Sunset Magazine considered you a reader and sent you mail every day.

Reading is important; I’ve spent my life reading. I’ve traveled around the world and into space through books. My favorite genre is whichever book I have open at the time. Children’s Literature is my passion. Book clubbing is one of the best past times, especially if food is involved. In fact my friends of old are in a book club and we are about to embark on a beach trip to “read” and discuss our newest selection.

My “home-run” book story has helped every student find his or her own “home-run” reads. Every year, I have shared my, Father Bear Comes Home, and every year my students have brought in their “home-run” books. That’s the “diving board” into our Lit. Studies.

In “Growing Up Digital,” Tapscott’s insights into the new generations enthusiasm for the Net reminded me of my generation’s enthusiasm for reading, movies, TV, parties and our driving permits. The Net-Generation, as Tapscott describes, “are learning, playing, communicating, working, creating communities, and enforcing a social transformation.”
N-Geners are interactive “techies” who are always looking for a way to “work it” verses the TV Generation of “Baby Boomers” who started out looking for “how it works.” Reading development is tougher today, society moves too fast to invest their “non-working” free time into a book or even “home work.” Since I stepped into my own classroom, I have seen students being told to read, being forced to read, and threatened into reading. Homework is not any longer the vehicle for students to gain their future lifestyles or careers with. Yet, the Internet does create an enthusiasm for learning. Since I have been enrolled in these courses, I have used the computers in every subject. My students are using the newest technology in the classroom because I am giving them investigative sites to use as they learn from each other and books. I agree with Tapscott, in order to bridge the gap with this up and coming generation we must “live and learn with them.”

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