Item description for My Life as a Beat Up Basketball Backboard (The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle #18) by Bill Myers...
Overview Misadventures abound when the Ricko Slicko Advertising Agency arranges popularity and fame for clumsy Wally McDoogle, young writer of superhero stories.
Slicko-Ricko's Advertising Agency claims they can make the dorkiest human in the world the most famous. And of course, no one qualifies like our boy blunder. Soon he starts in his own "A Day in the Life" TV series, and he's endorsing everything from denture cleaners to lingerie. Every cool person in the world is dyeing their hair and wearing glasses just like Wally McDoogle, but it isn't until he becomes the star player for his junior high school basketball team that things get really out of hand, and our hero finally learns that being famous isn't all it's cut out to be.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.27 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Grade Level Middle School
Series Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle
Series Number 18
ISBN 0849940273 ISBN13 9780849940279
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More About Bill Myers
Bill Myers is an accomplished writer and film director whose work has won more than sixty national and international awards including the C. S. Lewis Honor Award. Among his best-selling releases for kids are The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle and The Forbidden Door. He has sold more than eight million books and videos and lives with two cats, two kids, one dog, and one wife near Hollywood, California.
Bill Myers currently resides in Thousand Oaks, in the state of California. Bill Myers was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about My Life as a Beat Up Basketball Backboard (The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle #18)?
The Weirdo Nov 10, 2004
Funny!This book was one of my favorite books because, one it was easy.Why was it easy, it was only 119 pages long and that it was funny.There is a weird kid who is always falling or hurting him self.Then he enters a contest to become popular and he wins.this guy named Mr.slicko who is wally Mcdoodles maneger in a way.He ends up saving people from danger.When the last chapter comes he ends up herting all the basketball players for his school by nocking all the lockers down by falling.So him and some othere weirdos who are horible at basketball.At the end he skips being popular an ends up with his original two best freinds.
Wally needs some depth! Apr 8, 2001
Wally McDoogle, "the world's biggest klutz," is back and this time faces the challenges of, believe it or not, popularity. That's probably the last problem one would expect this extremely accident prone 8th grader to have. However, deep in his heart, Wally McDoogle longs to be respected and admired. So when Ricko Slicko's Advertising Agency claims that "they can take the biggest loser in the country and turn him into the most popular guy on the planet," Wally feels that he is the perfect candidate. Before he knows what has hit him, he is starring in the "A Day in the Life of Willard McDorkel" TV series and girls are flocking to get his autograph. He feels a little troubled by the fact that a stunt-double is performing all the feats of bravery that are garnering him such attention, but allows Ricko Slicko to brush his guilty conscience aside.
Wally's best friends, Wall Street and Opera, attempt to keep him grounded, but as Ricko Slicko's entrepreneurial vision grows larger and larger, gradually including a theme park ride, action figures, and a rock concert starring you know who as its main attraction, Wally lets his new found fame and attention to go to his head. It's not until his attempt to be a star athlete for the high school basketball team leads to an unexpected insight into himself that Wally understands what he really wants and learns that being popular isn't all it's made out to be.
Everything about The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle series is wildly exaggerated. Some readers will find Bill Myers sense of humor to be funny and entertaining; others may find it repetitive and shallow. While the message about popularity's pitfalls comes across loud and clear, the lack of respect shown to adults in the book and the way Wally's family treats one another, even if it is meant to be funny, is troubling.
New McDoogle book is NOT a busted up bore! May 23, 2000
This new Bill Myers book is TOPS on my list but is still not better than REINDEER ROADKILL. I reccomend getting this book!