Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Sales Points- The hardcover version of Rover Saves Christmas has sold almost 30,000 copies to date.- Roddy Doyle's last Rover book, The Giggler Treatment, was a New York Times best-seller. The book has sold over 110,000 copies in hardcover and paperback.- Roddy Doyle is also the best-selling author of the adult titles A Star Called Henry and The Commitments. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Review: Although most grownups know Roddy Doyle better from his Barrytown comic novels (including The Commitments), he's thankfully returned for a children's book follow-up to his ridiculously ridiculous The Giggler Treatment. What's the cast of kids from that nimble-witted book leaving on the mantel for Santa? One of their mother's cans of Guinness. Oh, and 27 cheese sandwiches (minus the crusts).
Doyle's decidedly Irish, self-referential silliness gets a workout on Christmas Eve as Robbie and Jimmy Mack find themselves "very bored and very excited" waiting for Christmas Day. They leave a carrot on the mantel, too, for Rudolph, but soon discover that the red-nosed reindeer's on strike. ("Look, man, next year, maybe," Rudolph tells Santa. "It's a mid-life thing. I need a rest.") So it's soon up to Rover, the smartest dog around, to save the day and lead Santa's sleigh. How smart is Rover? He's got "a brain the size of Africa tucked into a head the size of a baked potato." And like all dogs, Rover "pooed, yes, but then he sold his poo.... The fact is very few dogs are brainy enough to sell their poo."
Few holiday trips could possibly promise to be this fun and funny. In addition to throwaway references to poo and wee, Harry Potter, and "diet water," Doyle often talks straight to the reader ("Chapter Six--The Teenage Years: I don't want to be Chapter Six. I never asked to be Chapter Six.... You don't understand my music"). Captain Underpants fans and like-minded kids (and grownups) will appreciate such respect for their intelligence--and their sense of humor. (Ages 8 and older) --Paul Hughes
Buchbeschreibung Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001. Buchzustand: Fair. First Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85896435
Buchbeschreibung Arthur A. Levine Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2692057302
Buchbeschreibung Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP58652880
Buchbeschreibung Arthur A. Levine Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2800643150
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Scholastic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0439305306I4N00