Press:Simon & Schuster Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 1, 2002)
Author Name:Howe, James/ Helquist, Brett (ILT)
Dear possible reader of this book, After I wrote my first book, It Came from Beneath the Bed!, my editor asked me to write another one.
(Another one! This is hard work! I'd like to see him write another one!) So anyway...in this book the lovable and smart (not to mention talented) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie and his friend, the beautiful and brilliant Delilah, face their biggest challenge yet: the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6! Along the way Delilah gets turned into a squirrel and has to beg for acorns.
(Hey, don't ask me! Read the book!) My uncle Harold (who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula), says he likes my book a lot, but it has too many adjectives.
Delilah says I have a lot to learn about writing girl characters.
I have no idea what they're talking about.
I just hope you like the story.
Your friend, Howie
From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Here, Howie writes a story in which his friend Delilah is being turned into a squirrel by aliens from another planet.
In alternating chapters, he talks to readers about his writing process, his inspirations for ideas, and his editor's request that he write another book.
These entries are delightful.
Howie is constantly complaining about his difficulties in writing the book and developing Delilah's character.
The story-within-a-story is secondary to the pup's journal.
This book is lighthearted fun, illustrated with humorous black-and-white drawings of Howie's and Delilah's experiences.Wendy S.
Carroll, Grant Elementary School, Ridgefield Park, NJCopyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Reviewed with James Howe's It Came from beneath the Bed! Gr.
What's a precocious wirehaired dachshund named Howie doing keeping a journal and writing books? As a member of the fabled Monroe family of Bunnicula fame, he's aspiring to be like Harold, resident dog author and honorary uncle.
In It Came from beneath the Bed! Howie makes a bold foray into writing (with advice from Harold) in an adventure about a stuffed koala that assumes monstrous proportions when he accidentally ingests some of Pete Monroe's science-project potion.
In Mind Swappers, Howie concocts an sf tale about invading aliens who take over the personalities of earthlings.
The chapters alternate between Howie's journal, filled with droll observations and tongue-in-cheek humor that stem from Harold's writing instruction, and chapters in Howie's own tales.
Real author Howe has provided elementary students with an ingenious lesson in how to write, seamlessly blended with two first-rate tales starring a whimsical protagonist.
Anne O'MalleyCopyright © American Library Association.
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About the Author
James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels.
In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school.
The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually.
There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014).
Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself.
Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.
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