A snout for chocolate

Denys Cazet

Book - 2006

When Barney gets chicken pox, Grandpa tells him a funny story to keep his mind off his itching.

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Grandpa Spanielson's chicken pox stories
Chicken pox stories
Cazet, Denys. Grandpa Spanielson's chicken pox stories ; story #2.
Readers (Publications)
New York : HarperCollins 2006.
1st ed
Physical Description
47 p. : col. ill
Main Author
Denys Cazet (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2 -The Spanielsons, first introduced in The Octopus (HarperCollins, 2005), are back, and Barney is still down with chicken pox. Grandma thinks that the best treatment is cocoa and plenty of time to rest, but Grandpa has other ideas. "What he needs is another one of my famous anti-itch chicken pox stories." Instead of washing the windows, a task Grandma gives him, he sneaks up a ladder to tell his grandpup a ridiculous story-one in which he was a fire chief and answered the call to save Mrs. Piggerman's life. By the end of the tale, Barney's itches are getting better. One seldom sees a beginning reader with such strong characters and an equally appealing plot-Cazet has created both, added hilarious illustrations, and made a neat little package for all to enjoy.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX [Page 93]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Barney gets chicken pox, Grandpa Spanielson tells him a funny story to keep his mind off his itching. By the creator of the Minnie and Moo series.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Barney gets the chicken pox, Grandpa tells him a funny story to keep his mind off his itching.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Barney's itching from the chicken pox. Grandma knows what will help: some quiet rest. But Grandpa knows something even better: What Barney needs is a good dose of one of his famous anti-itch stories! Like the one about the time Grandpa was fire chief and the firehouse received a mysterious call from a mysterious voice. . . . Denys Cazet's beloved Spanielsons are back with a new story-within-a-story certain to drive the sick-day blues away and tickle even the healthiest funny bones! Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine.