About the Author
Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to www.guysread.com. You'll be glad you did.
Catherine Hapka is the author of many books for children of all ages. She is too tall to ride ponies, though her mare, Gerri, still looks like one. Catherine takes riding lessons twice a week and lives on a farm with Gerri, three goats, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats.
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Time Warp Trio: South Pole or Bust (an Egg)
By Jon Scieszka
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.Copyright © 2007 Jon Scieszka
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Three kids drop out of the sky and into a snowbank.
"Hmm, snow," Joe says.
His friend Sam shivers.
"You forgot to mention the ice."
"Maybe it's a ski resort," he says.
"I hear voices."
"Yeah," Sam agrees.
"They're saying 'Fred is an idiot.'"
Joe, Sam, and Fred hike up the nearest hill.
All they can see is icy water, icy snow, and icy ice.
Suddenly the hill starts to shake.
"Was that an earthquake?" Sam asks.
"Maybe Fred just burped,"
Their icy hill breaks loose and floats out to sea. . . .
"We're doomed!" Sam yells.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is a really fun read for beginning readers. It is loaded with fun pictures and tiny snidbits of information covering each page. Resembling that of a comic book or cartoon, the big easy to read words will instantly intrigue the reader. The story is split into small chapters, has modern age-appropriate lingo, and great humor, making it fun to read and easy to get through.