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Title:
Lunchroom lizard
Author:
Kirk, Daniel.
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Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Summary:
Gil the gecko escapes from his tank and wanders through the school lunchroom, where plenty of drama is unfolding.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 80674.
ISBN:
9780399241789
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the school cafeteria, lunch is much more than just a meal-it's a chaotic event.  Tables buzz with activity as kids admire new lunchboxes, search out lost meals and try to keep track of who is sitting next to whom.  When a hungry-and determined-gecko gets thrown into the mix, lunchtime really gets turned upside down! This rollicking look at lunchroom escapades is brought to uproarious life by Daniel Kirk's dynamic illustrations.


Author Notes

Daniel Kirk is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Trash Trucks and Moondogs (both Putnam) and Skateboard Monsters (Puffin). He lives in New Jersey. copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Daniel Kirk is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Trash Trucks and Moondogs (both Putnam) and Skateboard Monsters (Puffin). He lives in New Jersey. copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-While pursuing a big, tasty fly, Gil the gecko finds himself on the lam from his classroom aquarium and in the cafeteria. Enter the students. The importance of who sits next to whom is the dominant issue for one set of characters while a mistakenly swapped lunchbox is a big problem for another, and a typically boring lunch is a drag for yet another. Meanwhile, Gil remains so focused on finding his lunch that the noise and chatter don't appear to bother him in the least. He meanders between tables, up and down chairs, and finally winds up in safe hands. Part of the book's fun is finding Gil on each page. A clock appears in the margin every now and then, reminding readers that lunchtime is zooming by. The simple, rhyming verse is generally fine although it occasionally seems forced and clunky because of all the different voices. The illustrations, however, are done in a charmingly cheery palette. As a school story, and for children with an interest in geckos (perhaps future Chet Gecko fans), this title makes a nice addition.-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.