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Wild West bananza
Frank, Paul, 1967-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2008]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Julius is bored with being sheriff of Matchy Patch Valley, where no one ever wants to try anything different, until the day Bob decides not to tuck his jeans into his boots and sets off a frenzy of change.
General Note:
"A Paul Frank book."

"Julius! by Paul Frank"--Cover.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 129028.
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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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In this Wild West adventure, Julius is the sheriff in a town where everyone insists on doing things the same way. Readers will revel in seeing what happens when people dare to try new things . . . and go a little bananas!

Author Notes

Paul Frank's collection of uniquely designed T-shirts, accessories, and home furnishings are available at top retailers and have been featured in numerous movies and TV shows. In 2005, Paul Frank launched the Small Paul line, a collection of clothing and pajamas for children that incorporates some of their most successful characters, such as Julius.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Frank's signature monkey is the star of this feel-good story about individuality. Julius is the sheriff of Plainsville, where everyone dresses the same and eats spaghetti every day. But one day, when a wagonload of bananas crashes near town, Sheriff Julius orders banana pancakes and sets the whole town onto a path of change. By the end, the residents are dressing, and eating, according to their own tastes. Brightly hued, computer-generated, and instantly recognizable to Frank fans, the illustrations will certainly attract young fashion hounds, and the story may make readers think about expressing their own individuality.-Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.