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The Goods
ISBN: 9780763668945
Author: McSweeney's (COR)/ Barnett, Mac (EDT)/ McMullen, B
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Published: October 2013
Retail: $22.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
Annotation: A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney’s.

Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney’s team. Featuring some of children’s literature’s best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goodswill captivate adults and children alike.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Games & Activities
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Activity Books
Dewey: 793
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.50" H x 10.50" L x 0.75" W
Bargain Category: Middle School, Activity/Workbooks
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): c Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor. Brian McMullen is the award-winning senior art director and a senior editor at McSweeney's, the independent publishing company founded by Dave Eggers. Together, they created The Goods.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2013 August #3)

As an ode to/sendup of "kids' corner" newspaper features, McSweeney's began publishing its own syndicated collection of puzzles, games, and teasers in 2011, with all the irreverent, cross-generational humor one would expect from such a project. Forty-four entries are collected in this book, with contributions from Kevin Cornell, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, Adam Rex, and many more. Mazes, "spot the difference" games, and connect-the-dots are common; many recurring elements are laugh-out-loud funny. Jon Scieszka offers an occasional science "korner" (step one for making a prehistoric fossil: "Place a large, dead animal at the bottom of the ocean"), and a "Cook with Your Face" segment presents bite-size recipes for "mouthshakes" and "salsa de la boca" ("Chew thoroughly, until ingredients are fully mixed"). From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards, it's more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained. Ages 8–up. (Oct.)

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