The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows audiobook

The Best of Iggy

By Annie Barrows
Read by Kate Reinders

Listening Library (Audio) 9781984813305

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780593162804

  • ISBN: 9780593162804

Runtime: 1.09 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ivy + Bean comes a hilarious new series featuring a high-energy, lovable troublemaker. Meet 9-year-old Iggy Frangi. He's not a bad kid, he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few (a few is anything up to 100) bad things. And okay, he's not very sorry about most of them. People make a big deal about nothing. What's a little pancake here and there? Is that something to get mad about? Iggy doesn't think so. No one got hurt, so there's no problem. No one got hurt except for that one time, that one time when the Best Idea Ever turned into the Worst Idea of All Time. Iggy is sorry he did it. He is really, really, really sorry. "For what?" you might ask. "What did he do?" Well, you'll have to read the book to find out. Things Iggy will NOT do in this book: Be the most polite kid ever. Play the cello. Think before acting. Learn a lesson. Regret his actions. (Most of them, anyway.)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This book is deeply ethical and totally hilarious. It's wise, generous, and delightfully unsanctimonious. Seriously: The Best of Iggy is one of the finest and funniest middle-grade books I’ve read in years. Mac Barnett, author of the bestselling Kid Spy series
Humorous and action filled . . . [students] will be reminded that reading can be fun. School Library Connection
Warning: Do not let ‘extenuating circumstances’ keep you from getting to know the inimitable Iggy. You’ll be laughing so hard—pancake everywhere—that you won’t even realize the young troublemaker just stole your heart.  Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody and STINK series
Only Annie Barrows could have penned this outrageously clever, laugh-out-loud book, a magical feat that somehow combines hilarious hijinks with a thoughtful look at why we make mistakes — and how we make amends. I haven’t adored a well-intentioned troublemaker this much since Henry Huggins and Junie B. Guaranteed fun, this is the perfect family read. Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal Winner for The One and Only Ivan”
If you've ever done anything you regretted, or never regretted anything you've done, IGGY is for you. Jon Scieszka, inaugural National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
You’d have to have a heart of stone not to love Iggy. It’s not his fault he’s always in trouble. Well, it’s mostly his fault, but there are Very Compelling Extenuating Circumstances. Wise, sensible, smart children everywhere will hurl themselves (safely) at this hilarious new series from Annie Barrows. Sophie Blackall, Caldecott Medal Winner and illustrator of the Ivy + Bean series
Fans of Barrows’s ‘Ivy + Bean’ series and books about kids who often find themselves landing in trouble will appreciate this laugh-out-loud tale. School Library Journal
Young readers, especially those with a passion for mischief, will hope there are more chapters of Iggy’s exploits to come. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Barrows's omniscient narrative voice is brilliant. . . Fellow fourth graders will love Iggy for his honesty and humor. But everyone will probably love him most for his motto: 'It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.' The New York Times Book Review
★ “The first of a series, this slender chapter book is inviting to pick up, hard to put down, and near-impossible to read without laughing out loud. Booklist, starred review
Fabulously funny and perceptive . . . Let’s just say that children with impish tendencies will finish this book feeling seen and understood. And the next time they get into trouble, you can expect to hear all about the extenuating circumstances. The Wall Street Journal
[A] lively illustrated series opener about Iggy Frangi, a mischievous, good-hearted nine-year-old who frequently lands himself in trouble and only sometimes regrets it. . . With Iggy, Barrows (the Ivy and Bean series) has created a realistic kid—passionate, funny, and sometimes misguided—whom readers will surely root for as he gains awareness of the relationship between choices and consequences. Publishers Weekly
The portrait of a boy as a young rascal. . . Funny, silly, and fairly empathetic—and perhaps even consoling to young, impulsive people who hope to be better (someday). Kirkus Reviews 
An Indie Next Pick, Winter 2020 A Junior Library Guild Selection An Apple.com Most Anticipated Book of Winter 2020

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Author

Author Bio: Annie Barrows

Author Bio: Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and the author of The Truth According to Us, and the Ivy + Bean chapter book series, among others. Her books have been nominated for many awards, including the Bluestem Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Virginia Readers’ Choice, the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 1.09
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English