Feb 26, 2020
Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo
Posted by Ammi-Joan Paquette Joy Ang

Petey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon of gardening when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble Petey reacts in turn, and before long, things have escalated from a scuffle to a tussle to a true hullabaloo This beautifully illustrated story about the true meaning of friendship is packed with excitement and near disaster as well as vocabulary expanding words that are fPetey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon of gardening when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble Petey reacts in turn, and before long, things have escalated from a scuffle to a tussle to a true hullabaloo This beautifully illustrated story about the true meaning of friendship is packed with excitement and near disaster as well as vocabulary expanding words that are fun to say and thrilling to master Glossary.

  • Title: Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo
  • Author: Ammi-Joan Paquette Joy Ang
  • ISBN: 9780544038882
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo Petey is enjoying a peaceful afternoon of gardening when his good friend Pru starts to cause trouble Petey reacts in turn and before long things have escalated from a scuffle to a tussle to a true h

    Kathy

    Petey is content with tranquil activities like gardening but Pru aims mischievously to create chaos Will these friends learn to resolve their conflict Either way, they are certain to adopt a few new vocabulary words In most picture books, readers are unlikely to encounter jargon as jazzy as, brouhaha or serendipity but the narration in this story embraces scintillating language by setting emboldened terms in the context of a very simple plot Children will enjoy how the lively illustrations anima [...]


    Jenna

    Finally, a picture book that uses my favorite word defenestration Adorable illustrations the same artist as Mustache Baby and while the rhythm of the book itself felt a bit off at the end, it still was hilarious and had nice vocabulary And I can t say no to that tricksy grin.


    Jess

    Very cute story with very good illustrations Petey wants tranquility and Pru is up to no good In the ensuing chaos they find true friendship.


    Luke Reynolds

    My son and I absolutely LOVE reading this book together Incredible plot, language that rivets, and so clever It s a hit


    Courtney

    Petey is just trying to work on his garden in peace, when Pru decides to play a prank with the aid of some furry feline friends After Pru s prank assisted by her cacophonous clowder of cats , Petey is angry with her, and after an attempt to get revenge the two friends actions have caused Petey s garden to be completely destroyed Will the two friends be able to make things right with each other Or is this the end of their friendship This book is very cute, with a unique illustration style Some of [...]


    Regina L

    Petey and Pru and the Hullaballo by Ammi Joan Paquette is a children s book celebration of big, adult words, in the most fun way It encourages new vocabulary tranquil, chaos, peeved, mayhem, demolished, and many words that will require explanation but that rhyme and flow so well to create the storyline on the book Getting to know the vocabulary will keep the book fun and fresh and I think older elementary children will enjoy learning these words and trying to use them in every day speech The me [...]


    Barbara

    Although I m not sure how much I would enjoy having Pru in my life, she certainly guarantees that there s never a dull moment in the life of Petey, her friend She interrupts his gardening with a chorus of singing felines, and he responds with a canine assault By the time the dust settles, the garden is a mess, and the friends are at each other s throats They eventually settle their differences, but the last page shows that Pru hasn t learned her lesson The digital illustrations are drenched with [...]


    Nanci Booher

    What an adorable story Petey wishes to be tranquilPru is always feeling tricksy When Petey s gardening is interrupted by Pru s mayhem what results is total and complete brouhaha Great illustrations that remind me a bit of a fairy tale along with an adorable dog and lots of kitty cats The thing that I likes most was the definition of the very big words, written on the inside of the back and front coversminded me a bit of Fancy Nancy Definitely a book worth adding to the collection at school.


    Traci Bold

    True friendship is tested in this funny romp of mischief in picture book, Petey and Pru and the Hullaballoo written by Ammi Joan Paquette and illustrated by joy Ang.Petey is practical and kind of shy Pru is the opposite She is feisty and mischievous.One prank turns into you guessed it, chaos and their friendship is tested How does it work out Well, you will have to read for yourself which i strongly suggest you do.Published by Clarion Books a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


    Kimberly

    This one absolutely tickled me, especially being a lover of big long vocabulary words The illustrations are adorable, and I sincerely hope that small children who read it will walk around exclaiming some of these excellent words.


    Scott

    Two very different friends have an adventure together The illustrations by Joy Ang are what made thsi for me Bright and detailed, the capture the action fantastically I particularly like the spread where Pru is spraying everything with water.


    Lydia Rodriguez

    I loved the illustrations in this book and the use of funny big words for children I love the character Pru but I am of a Petey person myself Pru goal seems to never let Petey have a tranquil moment The friendship they have is adorable but that Pru is one trickster.


    Amber

    This book gets an extra star for the illustrations because I love Joy Ang s art The story is charming, and introduces some new words to the readers vocabulary, fun words like tricksy and peeved A good little book for sure, especially if you want to add a little chaos to your day.


    Ellen Ramsey

    A book that features two kids one tranquil, one tricksy, and lots of splendiferous words One kid creates calm, the other creates caterwauling, cacophony, and chaos The book is a delightful romp through the shenanigans of these two characters.


    Emma

    Fun words storytime


    Rachel

    A fun adventure that uses some great big words, its a little awkward that some are real and others are on the made up , and some are harder to define from the context when the illustrations are vague.


    Akoss

    My daughter enjoyed this one a lot It has funny and spunky words Lots of fun rhymes and the story is full of mayhem thanks to tricksy Prue Definitely a must read for kids who only give you the parent or guardian 3 to 5 min for story time.


    Shelli

    Petey and Pru are two very different friends who share an action packed day of near catastrophes while using vocabulary increasing words The illustrations are bright and full of expression Parents may want take advantage of the glossary on the inside and back cover of the book.


    Alison

    Uses some interesting vocab that children might not see in other picture books A look at a friendship between two people, one of whom seems to be a bit quiet and the other who likes a little chaos in her life.


    Natasha

    Filled with delightful vocabulary who doesn t love a picture book that uses the word defenestration


    Edward Sullivan

    Vibrant, lively story using vocabulary words that are fun to say out loud.


    Erica

    What great vocabulary words


    paula

    This book is so great with its bright colors, groovy art, delectable vocabulary, and rambunctious action why is the cover and the title so unappealing Grmph.


    Tracie

    The vocab in this one is great and the story helps illustrate the meaning This would be a good pick for an Language Arts classroom.


    Christine

    Fabulous vocabulary words included throughout.


    Carrie Charley Brown

    I love the way this story introduces big vocabulary in a light hearted way Every child will relate to Petey and Pru s true to childhood characteristics.


    Katie Casey

    Fun story and illustrations Awesome vocabulary


    Lynne Marie

    Loved the art, but most of all loved the engaging and challenging vocabulary used in this clever story, and the personalities that drives i


    Scottsdale Public Library

    A feast of feisty fighting words and pictures Monty K.


    Hayley

    The language is both fun and beautiful Defenestration Enough said.



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